My son's lost and found gobbler storyContributors to this thread:
HUNT MAN 23-Dec-15
greg simon 23-Dec-15
A bad news, good news story comes full circle. My son Andrew shot his first gobbler April 4 last year. In spite of what looked like a good shot we could not find the bird after he ran off even though we looked for hours. In late May I was moving a stand and found his gobbler, or what was left of it. We had been within 75 yards of it but it had flown across a briar patch and was in a narrow creek bottom. I spent an hour on my hands and knees picking up individual beard strands and tail feathers. I tried to dry and straighten the tail fan but it was too far gone so I got a fan from a taxidermist buddy. I was able to put the beard back together and made a plaque to put it on. It's going to be a Christmas surprise. I'm probably more excited about giving it to him than he will be receiving it. Merry Christmas y'all!
From: HUNT MAN
I bet he is thrilled. Merry Christmas to you also. Hunt
Jasper, very cool move!
That is cool! Nice work- I bet your son will be excited!
Congrats and great idea!
Way cool! You scored extra points on the DAD scale!
Cool xmas gift! Better luck in this coming Spring season.
Great story! Congrats on the find & putting a special gift together! He'll appreciate it!
Very cool! I bet you are dying to give it to him.
From: greg simon
Because that's what Dad's do! Nice
Being a dad.................thumbs up.
He will keep that gift longer than any other gift he gets this year for sure. Way to go dad!
Thanks so much for the nice comments! Nothing like making your kids happy.....