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Turkey
Contributors to this thread:
dhaverstick 27-Feb-20
Lucas 27-Feb-20
Zebrakiller 27-Feb-20
dakotaduner 27-Feb-20
White Falcon 27-Feb-20
midwest 27-Feb-20
swp 27-Feb-20
bogey 27-Feb-20
Medicinemann 27-Feb-20
Paul@thefort 27-Feb-20
sitO 27-Feb-20
elkmtngear 27-Feb-20
Yellowjacket 27-Feb-20
INbowdude 27-Feb-20
Bowboy 27-Feb-20
JohnMC 27-Feb-20
hdaman 27-Feb-20
Catscratch 27-Feb-20
Dale06 27-Feb-20
JW 27-Feb-20
Turk 27-Feb-20
lewis 27-Feb-20
Zbone 27-Feb-20
dhaverstick 28-Feb-20
rooster 28-Feb-20
GhostBird 28-Feb-20
Zebrakiller 28-Feb-20
Fuzzy 02-Mar-20
From: dhaverstick
27-Feb-20

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This past Monday morning I arrowed this nice ocellated tom outside the little town of Carlos Cano Cruz in the state of Campeche, Mexico. I was sitting in a pop-up blind on the edge of a milo field. The bird weighed 10 pounds, which is typical for a mature tom, and had 1 1/2" spurs. I was hunting with Snook Inn Hunting and booked through Tall Tine Outfitters. I'd post more photos of the hunt and tell the tale a little better but this forum software makes it more trouble than it is worth. If you'd like to see the complete story, please go to The Leatherwall and look for a thread by the same title.

Darren

From: Lucas
27-Feb-20
Congratulations!

From: Zebrakiller
27-Feb-20
that is awesome stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: dakotaduner
27-Feb-20
Beautiful colors on that bird. Congratulations

From: White Falcon
27-Feb-20
Congrats!! Beautiful bird!

From: midwest
27-Feb-20
Very cool....congrats!

From: swp
27-Feb-20
Nice job Darren!!!

From: bogey
27-Feb-20
AWESOME!!

From: Medicinemann
27-Feb-20
That species has no beard, right? I always thought that the "corals" in their fan made them look similar to a peacock.....Congrats!! If you bring it back to have it mounted, pls post how difficult the process is.....

From: Paul@thefort
27-Feb-20
That is a beautiful bird in a strange way. Nicely done with the stick. my best, Paul

From: sitO
27-Feb-20
Such a cool bird, congrats!

From: elkmtngear
27-Feb-20
Excellent...what a cool, unique Trophy!

From: Yellowjacket
27-Feb-20
I didnt realize those turkeys were so colorful, beautiful. Congrats!

From: INbowdude
27-Feb-20
Atta girl! Congrats.

From: Bowboy
27-Feb-20
Congrats!

From: JohnMC
27-Feb-20
I think that would be a great hunt. Do they gobble and strutt like other turkeys. Sorry it ended the way it did.

From: hdaman
27-Feb-20
Wow! Neat looking bird! Congrats!

From: Catscratch
27-Feb-20
Beuatiful!

From: Dale06
27-Feb-20
Bowhunting turkeys is a blast, congrats! Beautiful bird.

From: JW
27-Feb-20
Congrats! Beautiful bird and with a stick to boot!

From: Turk
27-Feb-20
Congratulations!

From: lewis
27-Feb-20
X2 Paul congratulations nice bird Lewis

From: Zbone
27-Feb-20
Way freakn cool!!! Congrats!!!

From: dhaverstick
28-Feb-20
Thanks, all! This was a great, but very short, hunt and I highly recommend the concession and outfitter.

Unfortunately, the hunt went into a freefall just shortly after I arrowed that bird. When I got back to camp, I turned my phone on and I had multiple messages waiting for me to tell my friend who went with me to call home immediately. His 10-year old granddaughter had passed away early that morning from complications with the flu. When he got to camp 30 minutes later, I broke the news to him and we immediately started packing and trying to figure out how we were going to get back to Missouri. Since the Ocellated turkey is a CITES animal, I had to relinquish all rights to that bird in order for me to leave with my friend because there was not enough time to do all the legal paperwork that needed to be done. It was a small price to pay to be able to travel with my buddy because that poor boy would have been lost on his own. It also gives me an excuse to go back and get another one.

Darren

From: rooster
28-Feb-20
Beautiful bird, congratulations on a fine trophy.

From: GhostBird
28-Feb-20
Congratulations on the bird and sorry for your friend & his family. The fact you left the bird to travel with your friend speaks volumes. You are a fine man in my book.

From: Zebrakiller
28-Feb-20
I have to do this hunt

From: Fuzzy
02-Mar-20
awesome!

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