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Thanks, fellas. To get one to fly across a river isn't difficult provided one finds a turkey willing enough to do it. It's just finding that once in a lifetime bird. wink I've had them fly across and over impenetrable brush barriers, had them wade through water up to their feathers, fly across a flooded 10 yard wide slough, but never had one in 47 seasons fly across a flooded wide river swamp until Sunday. The most remarkable airborne crossing I know of was over 200 yards of the Altamaha River. Dale reaped the benefit of that mistake. He said the bird never flapped a wing, but glided the distance after lifting off the high bank on the other side of the river. Yet more often than not we've all had them throw out the anchor when faced with a firebreak filled with water. They do what they want to do and we just happen to be there when they do it--one way or the other. Gil

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As to Brazier, I have a Needham bolt action needlefire double with the Brazier name on the interior of the bolt. Quite a complicated design.

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Harry, our friend Joe and I had one possibly in 33 yards (but much thick brush) and he got in the hens and was gone. We were sure we had him at first. Sort of the reverse of Gil's luck. We've had an explosion of hens. As Joe said, you can't beat the real thing

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I called these guys in this morning, about 35 yards. My friend was shooting a Huglu 12 bore SxS with a Hevishot duplex load, I used my Samuel Smallwood 10 bore Damascus hammergun, loaded with 1.5 oz. of Bismuth #4 over 3.5 dr. Swiss FFg in brass shells. We fired simultaneously and my bird dropped like a rock, his required two more shots and was still flopping.

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Memories of the last season with my lovely little lady and dreaming of the next one! 28 POWER!

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28 ga, hammerguns and all shotguns and rifles made by hands.
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Actually, the photos speak volumes! Well done.
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"Pop" goes the Yildiz. Bird shot this morning at 42 lasered yards with 13/16 oz. TSS #9.5 thanks to the generosity of an old friend who put us with hearing distance of him on the limb.
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Nicely done, nice photo1
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Closed out my season this morning.  Didn't gobble on the limb, but I heard him on the ground with hens at 7:15 a.m.   If he gobbled once, he gobbled a hundred times.  The hens left him and he played the game with me for an hour.  I was in a dark bottom and I first saw him silhouetted against the bright green foliage outside the bottom's edge.  The parade of hens and him looked as if they were cut out of black paper against the bright green.  He eventually circled around to my back, but made the mistake announcing his path while still obscured by trees and underbrush.  I sealed the deal with my slate and rivercane striker with a few purrs.  I used the slate, a rivercane yelper, and a diaphragm throughout the hunt which ended at 8:20 p.m.  I left the .410 at home and carried my 4.25 lbs. Yildiz TK-12, Sumtoy choke, and artwork on the stock by Mark Larson.  Burris FFIII.  BTW, Burris red dots are guaranteed for life without regard to who was the original purchaser and without showing of evidence of purchase.  Can't beat that.  Thirty-five yards, 1 3/8 oz. of #9 TSS. Gil

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Looks like a great ending Gil!
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