First Bird of 2012

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2012/05/09 10:03:53 (permalink)

First Bird of 2012

Well talk about a great morning! Got in the woods really late, about 7:15 and right of the bat i hear birds. Great! i get set up and figure out that they are on the other side of the road so all i can do is wait and call a little. They answered everytime i called so i just waited and sat. An hour and a half later they gobbler right on top of me. I give a soft cluck and they gobble. WE'RE IN! i say to myself. I find out that this bird along with 5 other gobblers came up the hill to me. I thought they may be jakes but after this guy started to strut i realized they were not jake. 1, 2, 3......BANG! 35 yds dead as a doorknob! 18 lb 8 1/2 beard 1 in spurs.
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Early to bed
Early to rise
Fish like hell
And make up lies!
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    retired guy
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    RE: First Bird of 2012 2012/05/09 10:10:43 (permalink)
    Congrats on sittin tight and waiting them out-lota guys woulda tried to move in and probably busted out the whole morning- nice Bird.
    post edited by retired guy - 2012/05/09 10:11:25
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    RE: First Bird of 2012 2012/05/09 15:03:52 (permalink)
    congrats good bird!
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    RE: First Bird of 2012 2012/05/09 16:49:25 (permalink)
    Awesome job. Been a tough season for me this year.

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    RE: First Bird of 2012 2012/05/09 17:17:24 (permalink)
    Nice bird.....
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    RE: First Bird of 2012 2012/05/09 20:39:25 (permalink)
    Congratulations!
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    SteelieWheelie
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    RE: First Bird of 2012 2012/05/10 07:12:31 (permalink)
    Has anyone noticed the white stripes on the two middle tail feathers? I have never seen that before. I noticed it when he was strutting and thought it was pretty neat...

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    Fish like hell
    And make up lies!
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