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Author Topic: Vermont 2015  (Read 1596 times)

Offline esox5

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Vermont 2015
« on: June 03, 2015, 02:03:46 PM »
First off, Longbeard XRs are amazing! Midway through the season I switched to LB 4 shot because of the terrain that I hunt.

First bird was a Tom, 21.45 lbs on 5/13 at 5:30 AM.
It was a cold morning and had rained the couple days before. I set up on a grassy field on a timber line. The grass was covered in dew and fog. A Tom gobbled off roost at 5:15 AM on a dead oak tree in a dingle near a stream and I mouth called, softs putts which put him on the ground right away. He kept gobbling and I enticed  him up the valley and into the field 120 yards away. Head was just white and blue, and locked onto my DSD jake and Avian X breeder hen. Broke out in a run in tall grass stopping at 70 yards to gobble and one last time at 50 yards where he gobbled I soft yelped, he stuck his head out and I pulled the trigger. Dead right there. .5 inch spur and no spur. 8 inch beard



Second bird was a Jake, 14 lbs on 5/21 dead at 6:17 AM.
Set up right where that first bird I tagged entered the field, 4 jakes come from 500 yards out in a corn field that had just been seeded. They flanked me from the left. I didn't have time to move my position so I went prone 5 feet behind my decoy. The jakes walked right up and strutted. Not wanted to destroy my decoy, I waited until one poked his head out and I could scope his neck.
See video of the calls to the jakes, I didn't get the kill but you can see how close the jake was when I shot as he is still smoking. https://youtu.be/uH1fgxFaLYk


Tom is at my taxidermist and I did some arts and crafts on the jake,
« Last Edit: June 04, 2015, 10:18:15 AM by esox5 »

Offline jepcho

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Re: Vermont 2015
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2015, 02:18:31 PM »
Great job.  I like what you did with your jake!

Offline jamo

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Re: Vermont 2015
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2015, 04:59:28 PM »
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Offline beagler

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Re: Vermont 2015
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2015, 06:25:38 PM »
Congrats!
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Offline sixbird

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Re: Vermont 2015
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2015, 08:31:18 AM »
Cool man! That jake cape looks ...WOW!!!

Offline esox5

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Vermont 2015
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2015, 05:09:19 PM »
Thanks! I boraxed the cape, wings and breast, this was my first time doing it. I had only done a fan mount before. I removed the humerous, radius and ulna after the skin was dry.d  I laid bondo on the fan and wings so I could have something to screw mount. It seems to be holding up well.

Oh I also washed the feathers with some dish detergent and it took a good long while with my girlfriends hair dryer to fluff everything back out!

Offline kyturkeyhunter4

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Re: Vermont 2015
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2015, 07:15:41 PM »
Congrats! Nice turkey

Offline strutnva

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Re: Vermont 2015
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2015, 07:46:38 PM »
congrats