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Other Hunting => Turkey Hunting => Topic started by: Gutpile on April 15, 2018, 01:06:38 PM

Title: Gutpile succeeds!! LOL
Post by: Gutpile 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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Post by: Mfowl on April 15, 2018, 01:13:59 PM
Nothing wrong with an easy one! Congrats!
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Post by: Jrtishchuk on April 15, 2018, 01:18:59 PM
Beautyfull bird.   Congrats!!


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Post by: Dan-o on April 15, 2018, 02:39:46 PM
Nice.    :tup:
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Post by: kevinlisa06 on April 15, 2018, 04:11:20 PM
Very nice!


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Post by: Turner89 on April 15, 2018, 04:18:38 PM
Nice bird👍
Great picture

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Post by: one more on April 15, 2018, 08:38:11 PM
 :tup:   Perfect feathers!
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Post by: Wacenturion on April 16, 2018, 10:14:50 AM
Nice looking bird..... :tup:
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Post by: pianoman9701 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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Post by: Tree Killer on April 16, 2018, 10:26:29 AM
Nicely done, congratulations!   :tup:
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Post by: Machias on April 16, 2018, 12:57:11 PM
Nice job and pretty bird!
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Post by: washingtonmuley on April 16, 2018, 01:35:37 PM
Nice Bird!!
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Post by: dmv9 on April 16, 2018, 01:37:43 PM
Good job. Great looking bird.
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Post by: bearpaw on April 16, 2018, 01:59:13 PM
Definitely an older bird, congrats!  :tup:
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Post by: Gutpile 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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Post by: jennabug on April 17, 2018, 06:42:18 AM
Congrats!
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Post by: ctwiggs1 on April 17, 2018, 07:47:50 AM
23lbs and a 9.5" beard - that's an old warrior.  This was definitely his last year.  Great work! :tup:
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Post by: Yelper Guy on April 17, 2018, 09:08:56 AM
Good work Gutpile! I've gotten some Toms with battle scars too.
My opener wasn't as successful as yours was.
Every Tom we saw was being led away by his hens.
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Post by: Gutpile on April 17, 2018, 07:29:04 PM
I've had a flock hanging around for a couple weeks but they are oblivious to calling. I havent done much because I don't want to educate them but they basically ignore any calling.