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elkmtngear 27-Mar-21
Old Reb 27-Mar-21
Bou'bound 27-Mar-21
midwest 27-Mar-21
MuleyBum 27-Mar-21
Jasper 27-Mar-21
Jaquomo 27-Mar-21
Charlie Rehor 27-Mar-21
Buffalo1 27-Mar-21
Scoot 27-Mar-21
Buffalo1 27-Mar-21
HUNT MAN 27-Mar-21
Drahthaar 27-Mar-21
T Mac 27-Mar-21
Timbrhuntr 27-Mar-21
Wapitidung 27-Mar-21
WV Mountaineer 27-Mar-21
wyobullshooter 27-Mar-21
Bowboy 27-Mar-21
t-roy 28-Mar-21
Matt 28-Mar-21
elkmtngear 29-Mar-21
GhostBird 29-Mar-21
Pop-r 29-Mar-21
KSflatlander 29-Mar-21
Southern draw 29-Mar-21
'Ike' (Phone) 30-Mar-21
[email protected] 31-Mar-21
From: elkmtngear
27-Mar-21

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Winds that were forecasted, didn't materialize. Set up right at dawn with Gobblers popping off all around me. Had 3 longbeards come by the decoys right after daylight, on a mission...couldn't hook 'em in.

About 15 minutes later, I heard this guy gobbling his way in. He drummed and strutted his way around me, and went to the top of the hill. I Peeked out the side window, and saw him in full strut, looking at the decoys. A little sweet talking got him heading my way, but not "all the way" in. Took him out, as he was ready to walk away at just under 20 yards. Double beards, 9 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches, respectively.

My Wife worked a Graveyard shift last night...I actually beat her home, and greeted her holding the bird when she drove in, lol !

From: Old Reb
27-Mar-21
Congratulations! Nice Tom.

From: Bou'bound
27-Mar-21
That is the best!!

From: midwest
27-Mar-21
Congrats!

From: MuleyBum
27-Mar-21
Congratulations!

From: Jasper
27-Mar-21
Heck yea! That’s the way to get it done!

From: Jaquomo
27-Mar-21
Great job, Jeff! Bowsiters done good on opening day!

27-Mar-21
Nice: May 1 here in the North Wast

From: Buffalo1
27-Mar-21
Nice going. Congrats !!

From: Scoot
27-Mar-21
Nice! Congrats!!!

From: Buffalo1
27-Mar-21
Nice going. Congrats !!

From: HUNT MAN
27-Mar-21
Very nice

From: Drahthaar
27-Mar-21
Nice. Forrest

From: T Mac
27-Mar-21
Awesome congrats

From: Timbrhuntr
27-Mar-21
Well played and congrats !

From: Wapitidung
27-Mar-21
Sweet!

27-Mar-21
Good stuff man. Killing gobblers is fun!!!

27-Mar-21
Congrats Jeff, way to go!

From: Bowboy
27-Mar-21
Congrats on a nice bird!

From: t-roy
28-Mar-21
Congrats on a great bird! Sounds like you had a great hunt, and a double beard, to boot!

From: Matt
28-Mar-21
Congrats.

One thing I learned a few years ago is it is easier to call them to where they want to be (like the top of the hill) than where you want them to come to. There is a landing from a logging operation on a ranch I hunt where the birds like to strut. Having repositioned from the landing toward gobbling birds and having them go right past my set-up's to where I had just come from, I learned that the hard way. Twice.

From: elkmtngear
29-Mar-21
"One thing I learned a few years ago is it is easier to call them to where they want to be (like the top of the hill) than where you want them to come to".

Matt, the top of that hill, is definitely a strutting area for a lot of the birds in the area, I totally agree that I could get them to come right in up there. I just haven't found a good place to put the blind up there. The giant live oak is sort of an anomaly, and it is right between the roosting and strutting areas, the perfect backdrop for the blind.

I'm going to have to do some more recon.

29-Mar-21
Congrats! Very jealous here, have not heard one gobble yet.

From: GhostBird
29-Mar-21
Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Pop-r
29-Mar-21
That was sweet!

From: KSflatlander
29-Mar-21
Congrats. Great video and nice shot!

29-Mar-21
Congrats!

30-Mar-21
Atta baby...

31-Mar-21
Hey Jeff, nicely none. Now confirm that when you showed you wife the tom turkey when she just arrived home after a long work shift, you did not say, " Here, I killed it, you clean it!." I know you did not, but I just had to ask. :) :) :) my best, Paul

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