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coosa, a heckuva season and what a beard! Gil

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Had a good morning last week in Wisconsin. Could not keep my eyes open for the life of me and my head was bouncing around like a bobble head doll. Opened my eyes to this tom bumping into my jake decoy, he was all fanned out and drumming and spitting like crazy.

My wife thinks my snoring called him in!!! Congrats to all that have had some luck in this wonderful sport.





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Fantastic bird!

I think falling asleep is the key to getting more animals in closer. Works every time!

Any idea what he weighed? Mine was only 22.5#, so a fairly small-medium bird.


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23#'s -- looked heavier than that to me, but the scale tells all.


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Are you fairly late in the breeding season up there? They lose weight from all that strutting and carrying on.


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The birds here were still flocked up in large groups until about 2 weeks ago. This bird and his buddy wanted nothing to do with a hen decoy the day before. I put out the jake deke the morning I killed him and he came in quiet.


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Tunes, nice work and bird.
Here's my hunting buddy for today.

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Dammit I'm glad we don't have those up here.

Well, not damn many of them. I'll happily keep them on the endangered list.


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Originally Posted By: GLS
Tunes, nice work and bird.
Here's my hunting buddy for today.


I've caught and brought home more than my share of canebrakes, but I never could make myself pick up one of those mean-eyed looking rascals. I can predict a rattler pretty well .......... not them cottonmouths.

You be careful, buddy.

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67galaxie and I hunted together this morning. We went to a produce farm he has access to. Since neither of us has scored yet this year and both wanted to kill one, we split up and hunted separately.

The season ends tomorrow, but today was my last chance. I set up on a small plowed wheat field/food plot (about ten acres). The temperature was in the 50's with low humidity after about three weeks of near summer heat and moisture. I began hearing birds just before 6:00, including one gobbler across the creek from me. Just at daylight, four hens flew from roost on the near side of the creek down into the field in front of me.

The gobbler had stopped talking when he flew down on the other side of the creek, but he responded to my calling, crossed the creek and came in silent. He got by me where it was my best shot and when I saw him he was strutting at my decoy. He was 55 to 60 yards out in the field at that point. Although he continued moving and strutting he kept that distance the whole time. I was using TSS #7's in my single shot 20ga and probably could have rolled him, but I was sure he'd come on in sooner or later. I try never to shoot at a turkey unless he's within 40 yards, and just didn't have the confidence in the TSS to make the longer shot and risk wounding a bird, so I waited. He finally gave up on my decoy because she wouldn't come to him, and he walked off to join the other hens in the field. Something spooked them at the other end of the field and that was the end of my hunt. Skunked for the year!


I thought I had heard 67galaxie shoot but wasn't sure. We'd agreed to meet at ten o'clock and he showed up with a really nice gobbler. Pix are below and I'm sure he'll tell the story of his bird...Geo










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