New PB Turkey!

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunting' started by ratkinson, May 7, 2007.

  1. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    Well I took a couple vacation days and it paid off. Twenty birds came out of the roost landing 5-15 yards from me a few at a time. I passed on a couple jakes and went with the tom in the pics below. He was 20lbs with an 8 3/4" inch beard, and 1 3/16" spurs. I opted not to shoot the birds that were gobbling hoping to get a chance to fill tag #2 when I get a chance. Hopefully they still be gobbling. It's not a record bird, but, I am quite pleased.
     

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  2. Bigbluefisherman

    Bigbluefisherman New Member

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    Nice Bird...I hope you get your second one!
     

  3. ratkinson

    ratkinson New Member

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    My free time is pretty limited, but, heck it only took 5 minutes after sunrise to get the job done this time.....so I guess I'll try to sneak in a few "fly down" hunts a couple days this week before I go to work.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    congrats on your turkey, hope ya get the other tag filled as well.
     
  5. jeremy0000

    jeremy0000 New Member

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    Nice bird! Congrats! :big_smile:
     
  6. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

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    Way to go Richard nice tom!!!!:big_smile:
     
  7. thegavel

    thegavel New Member

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    COngrats on the PB! ALways a great feeling.

    GOod luck filling your 2nd tag!!!
     
  8. Willie Ketchum

    Willie Ketchum New Member

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    Nicely done! beautiful bird..keep up the good worK :wink:
     
  9. bigred

    bigred New Member

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    man that is a nice bird. i don't care what anybody says. i got a 16 pounder with a 5 1/4 beard. i was really happy with that. but concrats on the bird.:big_smile:
     
  10. criggster

    criggster New Member

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    Congrats. That is a nice bird!
     
  11. bigboy113054

    bigboy113054 New Member

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    real nice bird I hope you #2