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Offline Fjold

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Got a gobbler this morning
« on: April 23, 2024, 08:45:29 AM »
Called this guy and another Tom in from about 1/4 mile away this morning.  He came in hot to my decoy and strutted up about 30 yards from me, so I let him have a load of hevi-shot.  He started the flop and the other Tom ran over to investigate him.  The other Tom had two beards so I regret being so quick to take this guy. 






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Re: Got a gobbler this morning
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2024, 10:05:53 AM »
A beard in hand is better than two on a Tom?😂🤣😂
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Re: Got a gobbler this morning
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2024, 01:22:53 AM »
Two beards or more represent 2% to as high as 10% of turkeys (estimates vary); but, only two beards is not close to the record.

For that, you'd need a minimum of 13 -





Soooo, don't feel too bad.

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Re: Got a gobbler this morning
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2024, 04:58:55 PM »
I never feel bad! 

Here are the photos taken in my backyard this afternoon.



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"I don't know what there is about buffalo that frightens me so.....He looks like he hates you personally. He looks like you owe him money."

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Re: Got a gobbler this morning
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2024, 09:27:43 PM »
Very nice. Wasn't being a dick just trying to throwing in a little levity. Always enjoy your hunt pictorials. Appears 13 wasn't that Tom's lucky number.
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Re: Got a gobbler this morning
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2024, 05:12:23 PM »
No worries, I should have put a smiley face in my post. 

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Robert Ruark, Horn of the Hunter, 1953

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Re: Got a gobbler this morning
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2024, 05:11:38 AM »
Four Gobblers and two hens in the pasture right now. My neighbor just shot a big Tom about 200 yards from these guys this morning.

 
Frank

"I don't know what there is about buffalo that frightens me so.....He looks like he hates you personally. He looks like you owe him money."

Robert Ruark, Horn of the Hunter, 1953