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VT Opening Day Tom
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Contributors to this thread:
skipmaster1 04-May-20
Charlie Rehor 04-May-20
Rgiesey 04-May-20
Brotsky 04-May-20
JohnMC 04-May-20
skipmaster1 04-May-20
Joey Ward 04-May-20
skipmaster1 04-May-20
Southern draw 04-May-20
skipmaster1 04-May-20
No Mercy 04-May-20
INbowdude 04-May-20
Hawkeye 05-May-20
weekender21 05-May-20
scentman 05-May-20
Bou'bound 05-May-20
Steve Leffler 05-May-20
krieger 05-May-20
Pop-r 06-May-20
writer 07-May-20
krieger 11-May-20
Buskill 11-May-20
Shiloh 11-May-20
From: skipmaster1
04-May-20

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Well the VT opener started with pouring rain. I had set my blind the day before based on scouting, recent sightings and terrain features. The rain broke around 7:30am and around 8:00 I heard a gobble a long ways off. For the next almost hour I called very little and would rarely get a response but when he did gobble he was closer. I heard 2 more off in the opposite direction, so I was feeling hopeful. Just before 9:00am I could hear him drumming and knew he was close. 5 seconds later he was posturing on my Jake decoy at maybe 7 yards. I drew, settled in and focused on shooting a perfect arrow. Everything slowed down, my clicker popped and the arrow hit the feather I was looking at. The bird hopped off about 30 yards peeling string tracker line with it! He was down in seconds. I caught the shot of film too! He had confused me as he came in because I saw him for all of 20 seconds before drawing on him.... and his beard was short and blond. I’ve never seen that before. I guess it froze or rotted off. He was legal so I gave him the green light! I’m so pumped it worked out so well.

04-May-20
Congrats. Enjoy the day...

From: Rgiesey
04-May-20
Great job with the recurve!

From: Brotsky
04-May-20
Nice work Greg! Congrats!

From: JohnMC
04-May-20
Nice job! Post up a picture on that blonde beard.

04-May-20
Congrats. Good looking bird and bow!

From: skipmaster1
04-May-20

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It must have froze or rotted off. I keep hearing different reasons.

From: Joey Ward
04-May-20
Sure looks like a hen.

But congrats on doing it with a bow.

From: skipmaster1
04-May-20
Joey Ward it’s definitely a Tom

04-May-20
Congrats!

From: skipmaster1
04-May-20

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How it died 30 yards from the hit.

From: No Mercy
04-May-20
Awesome! Congrats

From: INbowdude
04-May-20
Congrats, very cool.

From: Hawkeye
05-May-20
Congrats!!

From: weekender21
05-May-20
Stick and string! Awesome stuff, congrats!

From: scentman
05-May-20
Definitely a mature Tom... with male pattern baldness.

From: Bou'bound
05-May-20
Well done

05-May-20
Congrats! Nice job.

From: krieger
05-May-20
That's an accomplishment, well done sir!

From: Pop-r
06-May-20
A hen? Lol!

From: writer
07-May-20
Don’t see the hen part. Great bird with great gear!

From: krieger
11-May-20
That's an accomplishment, well done sir!

From: Buskill
11-May-20
Great job !!!! All I got with my recurve this year was 3 tail feathers.

From: Shiloh
11-May-20
That would be a melanin deficiency that causes the bear to break off

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