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Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« on: April 15, 2018, 01:06:38 PM »
Not much of a story really. A group of about 16 birds comes to my property in the morning and hangs around for a while and then they move on. There are 5 jakes, this guy and a bunch of hens. They gobble a lot in the trees but are pretty quiet when tbey hit the ground. Also not a lot of strutting yet, I guess the weather is slowing things down. Anyhow these birds managed to come right to my decoys and I sealed the deal. I hope more long beards show up. I want to chase a little more when they are really fired up. I hope the jakes dont get shot off from neighboring props. It'll be fun next year. If they carry over. I weighed him at exactly 23 pounds before dressing and butchering. 9 1/2 inch beard, 1" spur on the right and broken on the left leaving a polished nub. He was covered with scars from fighting i guess. He had one on the breast and a couple on the legs. I've never seen tbat before. 

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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 01:13:59 PM »
Nothing wrong with an easy one! Congrats!
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 01:18:59 PM »
Beautyfull bird.   Congrats!!


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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 02:39:46 PM »
Nice.    :tup:
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 04:11:20 PM »
Very nice!


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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 04:18:38 PM »
Nice bird👍
Great picture

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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 08:38:11 PM »
 :tup:   Perfect feathers!
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 10:14:50 AM »
Nice looking bird..... :tup:
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 10:25:26 AM »
Well done and a nice bird. We saw two birds that looked like they were beelining it to our set up. Enter to hunters and they're gone! Maybe next weekend.
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 10:26:29 AM »
Nicely done, congratulations!   :tup:
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« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2018, 12:57:11 PM »
Nice job and pretty bird!
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2018, 01:35:37 PM »
Nice Bird!!

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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2018, 01:37:43 PM »
Good job. Great looking bird.

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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2018, 01:59:13 PM »
Definitely an older bird, congrats!  :tup:
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Re: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 04:11:02 PM »
Definitely an older bird, congrats!  :tup:

Maybe that's why he was so hard to pluck. I tore him a few times. Never had that problem before, they usually pluck real easy.

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