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Author Topic: #1 Down In NC  (Read 648 times)

Offline tomstopper

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#1 Down In NC
« on: April 15, 2019, 09:42:10 PM »
Went out with my daughter this morning and had a great day. At 7am we had a lone gobbler work his way about 80 yards just shy of our decoys. I got my daughter ready and much to our disappointment, he never came the distance and walked into the woods at a spot where she couldn't swing her gun to get on him.

We listened to him gobble in the woods and then I looked down to the corner of the field where he initially appeared and seen another gobbler and two hens. I immediately focused on him and he was headed towards us.

Again, I got my daughter ready. Just as soon as he reached the spot here the gobbler before him exited the field, his hens began to do the same. My daughter looked at me and said "dad you kill him" as she didn't have a shot once again and she thought he would follow the hens. I asked if she was sure and she said yes.

At 7:38 the 870 barked an a nice gobbler was on the ground. #1 for the season for me:
1.5in hooks, 8.5in beard, and 21.81lbs.

Its a nice bird but I wish she could have took him. I think because it was very windy today, the decoys moved just a little too much for their liking. Friday we are giving it another try so hopefully she tags out then.

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Offline Yoteduster

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 09:51:51 PM »
Congrats on a nice bird..and he has some great hooks too..

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 10:54:11 PM »
Congratulations
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 11:20:22 PM »
What a great bird. Can't wait to get in the woods here in PA. Youth day is this coming Saturday, and the regular season starts on the 27th. Congratulations

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2019, 05:25:21 AM »
 :you_rock:Congrats.

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2019, 06:01:03 AM »
 :icon_thumright: congrats, wow what a set hooks :  BTW, love the old school advantage 870 I have one identical to it

Offline j.goebel

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2019, 06:28:10 AM »
Congrats on the bird and giant hooks!
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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 06:39:01 AM »
Why look at them stickers !!! :drool: congrats

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 08:30:39 AM »
Great bird!
Not to brag, but most of my family's not speaking to me at this time.

Offline Clydetaylor1

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 10:52:44 AM »
Nice hooks !!!!!

Offline Tony Hawkins

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2019, 01:36:54 PM »
Wow! Best hooks I have seen this year.

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2019, 02:19:33 PM »
Good bird congratulations.

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2019, 10:26:28 PM »
:icon_thumright: congrats, wow what a set hooks :  BTW, love the old school advantage 870 I have one identical to it
My 870 has killed a pile of birds. Don't see too many in the advantage camo.


Thanks everyone for the congratulations. It's been a long time since I got one with long, slender and sharp hooks like these.

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2019, 07:52:22 AM »
Congrats

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Re: #1 Down In NC
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2019, 10:34:38 AM »
Congrats