My 2010 Gobbler!

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My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby mrjbigfoot » Mon May 17, 2010 9:22 am

Had an awesome hunt! Shot my 3rd gobbler ever and I called him in with a mouth diaphragm! It was as HS raspy old hen call. That was my 1st time ever calling one in on my own and it was awesome. I had gone out before daylight & set up with my decoys in an area with no action so I decided to go to a whole different area and hike way back into a deep swampy woods where I know a lot of turkeys roost. Got way back in there and about got lost it was so thick. Then I thought I heard a gobble way off on the next farm over so I sat real quiet for a minute and heard him again, just barely, so I made the absolute loudest 3 cluck call I could make and he responded! I quickly moved to an area where there was a little bit of a clearing so I could set-up my decoys in it and then I backed off and to the side to sit at the base of a big double trunk tree. Over the next 10 minutes it was me clucking with a few key keys here and there and him closing the distance gobbling every time I called. When he got probably inside 100 yards, he started circling me to my left and got quiet, so I stayed quiet for a couple minutes and then let out a couple real soft clucks and he gobbled big time from about 50 yards away, further to my left and in some really thick stuff, so I swung the gun around and strained to see anything. Then I saw him in bits and pieces from about 45 yards out and at 35 yards he appeared between a couple trees and I smoked him! I was using my 870 Remington 12 ga and a Remington 3”mag, 5 shot, Express turkey load. He had a fat 9.5 in beard, 3/4 in plus spurs, a big fat snoodle and he weighed in at 22 lbs.

Here’s the video from right after I got him:

http://s37.photobucket.com/albums/e74/m ... CF3011.flv

And the pictures!

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Lay of the land:

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Taking care of business, breasts in the freezer, wings, fan and spurs in some borax. I will send the wingbones to NCturkey to make calls out of.

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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby Spysar » Mon May 17, 2010 9:45 am

Congrats! I really liked the video.Glad to see you do it on your own! Pretty exciting huh?
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby huntinnurse » Mon May 17, 2010 9:55 am

Congrats on a fine bird!!!!
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby mrjbigfoot » Mon May 17, 2010 10:03 am

Thanks! It was a blast! 8-)
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby dan » Mon May 17, 2010 10:42 am

Glad to see you here MrJ 8-)
Congrats on an exciting turkey hunt!
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby magicman54494 » Mon May 17, 2010 12:00 pm

congrats!
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby Singing Bridge » Mon May 17, 2010 12:24 pm

Great job on the bird, and enjoyed the pics too. 8-)
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby 3dog » Mon May 17, 2010 3:00 pm

Awesome MrJBF, really liked the excitement in your story!!

"I was using my 870 Remington 12 ga and a Remington 3”mag, 5 shot, Express turkey load."

That's my exact set-up, grandpa's old gun and it's on 8 dead birds without a miss :)
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby mrjbigfoot » Tue May 18, 2010 1:26 am

I do have a pair of Allen sights on the rib & a grim reaper extended choke tube. It works well! ;)
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby Liberty-Hunt » Tue May 18, 2010 2:05 am

Nice bird! Congratulation!
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby Black Squirrel » Tue May 18, 2010 2:56 am

Great job!
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Unread postby solocam88 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:03 am

congrats
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby WiBowhuntress » Tue May 18, 2010 11:28 am

Great Job on the longbeard MrJ! Congratulations! :D
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby mrjbigfoot » Wed May 19, 2010 1:04 am

Thanks Sherry! ;)
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Re: My 2010 Gobbler!

Unread postby lungbuster » Wed May 19, 2010 6:58 am

Congrats!


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