Somebody got a big Tom

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Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Uncle Lou » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:04 pm

Story to come.

Just got a text from someone with a big Tom. I am sure they will be posting info soon - they post ALOT. I dont think it was 26 beards but it was nice.


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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby chad » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:31 pm

Think I may know who you're talking about, I too got a call from someone who got a big tom! 8-) 8-) :?:
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby magicman54494 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 12:44 pm

Lou, you're such a tease! :roll:
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby huntinnurse » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:31 pm

Did Chris get one?
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Mountain Man » Fri Apr 23, 2010 1:36 pm

I'm thinking it's Dan.
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:27 pm

Mountain Man wrote:I'm thinking it's Dan.

Me too!
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Mountain Man » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:39 pm

Congrats! Nice bird. Can't wait for the story.
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby dan » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:50 pm

I was on my way over to meet Dave and was passing a farm some friends own and saw a tom and two hens crossing a field. I new there rought would take them past a tight spot if I could get there in time so I drove around to the other side to sneak to my set up, and guess what? Another big Tom and hens coming from the other way :o Sooo, I spun around and split the difference and parked at the farm.
I trotted to the back of the property and was disappointed to see the 1st tom had already passed and the second was on the neighbors property and I had to crawl to not get seen... I crawled into a nasty briar bush that was far from comfortable and tried my hardest to lure the big Tom and his hens over... The came in to about 40 yards, but were on the neighbors and I don't have permission to shoot onto there property. So I just kept trying to work them a little farther.
It was not looking good... The hens stopped and settled into some dusting baths, and Tommy wouldn't come over without them. I still had hope when my cell phone started vibrating. I was pretty hidden and new it would be Dave wondering where the heck I was, so I answered it and told him to head over to the farm.
Just as I hung up I looked up and a new big bird was running in fast and was already on top of me coming in from my blind side.
I aimed my tripod camera at the opening and when the bird got to 3 yards I jumped to my feet, he gave me the old bug eyed freak out freeze in motion look, then spun around hitting high gear, but he only made about 15 yards before I knocked him down...
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Casper » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:54 pm

Congrats Dan
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby magicman54494 » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:07 pm

congrats Dan!
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby huntinnurse » Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:36 pm

Congrats and nice looking bird!!!!!!
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Ack » Fri Apr 23, 2010 4:59 pm

He must have shart himself when you jumped out of the bushes Dan! :lol:

Congrats on the bird!
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Dewey » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:11 pm

Congrats 8-)
Looks like a great bird!!
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Re: Somebody got a big Tom

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:45 pm

GJ Dan, way to take that tom down commando style! 8-)


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