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My first turkey
« on: May 26, 2020, 11:44:55 PM »
I shot my first turkey in the Mount Spokane area on Saturday which listening to them gobbling was really cool I was nervous they wouldnít be sounding off since itís late in the season. The beard was 10.5 inches with 1 1/8 spurs which I was told was a nice Turkey and it was around 25 lbs Iím guessing it was a heavy bird. I found out Iím not a great shotgun shooter so maybe next year I will try with a bow

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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2020, 04:43:40 AM »
Nice bird  :tup: .  Good job on getting it done.
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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2020, 06:34:00 AM »
Nice plump bird. Great job. Should be some monster breast meat on a 25 pouder.
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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 09:15:00 PM »
Great bird!!!
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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 09:17:06 PM »
Looks like a great bird.     :tup:
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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2020, 11:05:39 AM »
Looks like you're good enough at shooting a shotgun, nice bird!

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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2020, 09:14:08 PM »
That is a great bird! Awesome first bird, you will likely hunt a few years to beat that one!! Congratulations!!

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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2020, 02:42:06 AM »
Thank you guys I appreciate it I see the excitement about turkey hunting now hopefully my next bird will be a merriams turkey I will be getting a half strut lifesize mount on this Rio

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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2020, 06:19:57 AM »
Beautiful bird, brother. :tup:
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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2020, 10:05:29 PM »
Did some one tell you that is a Rio? I understand they are considered merriam's in Spokane county and from
what I was told that looks like a Merriam.

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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 11:59:40 PM »
Did some one tell you that is a Rio? I understand they are considered merriam's in Spokane county and from
what I was told that looks like a Merriam.

Thatís what I was told by a couple people I am no expert in turkey but I shot at a big Tom that had a ton of white feathers which I was told was a true Merriams

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Re: My first turkey
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 09:39:50 PM »
Your turkey looked like all I have taken in Stevens and Pend Oreille county. The turkey regs the state puts out list the NE corner as being Merriam's . The Rio's in Whitman, lincoln, counties and the Blue mts. There might be some crossing. I  have looked at pictures of Rio's and they are very Buff colored. Nice bird regardless.

 


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