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Old 05-18-2008, 09:23 AM
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Another For The Gals!
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Steady rain from the time I woke up till we arrived back home! Well steady unitl it got harder! Lol
We hit the woods just as it was getting light out, no Gobbling to be heard. Lucky for us, we knew the birds favorite roosting spot. We got set up at the edge of a field and planned on the birds pitching out into the field as they had done before. How we were set I was pretty much in the open on this field edge, there was a small tree blocking some of my view but it was cover also. We waited to hear the longbeard speak up and soon enough he did…but in another woods across the field we were set up in. We thought about moving, but with it already full light out there was no way we could, we had to call him across to us.
We called to him, he would gobble but he was just going left then right in the woods, not budging our way. We put on a good show with yelping hard and then using a Gobbler call, then we shut up. We would let out a few clucks and purrs every couple minutes but nothing more. Finally I seen a white head moving towards us, it was the longbeard and a jake, they were coming. I got the gun up and ready, safety off. I told my dad they’re coming and he couldn’t see them, that little tree in front of us blocked his view. He called some from his slate call, but that rain had got to it and it didn’t utter much for yelps. They stood out there at 50 yards for the longest time, just watching. Soon though hens started emerging from the woods, they came to 10-15 yards and were alert and watching us. Then the clouds opened up and it started pouring down hard, but it got really interesting with this. They turkeys stopped moving and were motionless, some hunkered themselves down into a tight little mold while other stood up watching for danger. It was really neat and they could have stayed like that longer but my muscles were getting tired and I called to them. Which by the way, I was shaking so bad about now from being cold and from turkey fever. I’m really glad that longbeard didn’t gobble, I have a habit of jumping at them when I’m shaking that bad!
After a few minutes the hens started to feed to our left. The longbeard and jake watched them and started to follow them before they froze. They were at probably 40 yards now and I thought it could be my only chance, I tried to find him in the scope but it was spotted up from the rain. I did a quick wipe with my glove and found my bird. They acted like they would go back the way they came, but then they took a couple steps towards us and the hens. I hit them with some aggressive mouth calls and the jake responded by taking a few quick steps towards us. That longbeard then cut him off and STARTED RUNNING right towards our decoys. I dropped him before he made it in, right about 20+ yards. It felt so good to get this guy and better yet to tag out!
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:52 AM
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:35 AM
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Good Job young lady!

Man I sure hope you all are leaving enough for next year! Dry off and warm up!
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Old 05-18-2008, 04:13 PM
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Way to go Laura! Thats a great bird!
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:09 PM
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yee-haw!
Girls are rockin this spring.
congrats
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:43 AM
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You go girl!! That's awesome!!! Let's see some pics!!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:57 AM
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Sweet...can't wait to see pics!
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:31 PM
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Thanks all!
Got the Story and Pics up!
Oh Yeah we should have a good crop for next year, took all of our birds in different locations and hunted others in different spots. But hey you never know!
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:03 PM
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Great story, nice bird... Congrats!!!
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:03 AM
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WTG on a great bird!
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