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Author Topic: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!  (Read 631 times)

Offline Caleb7mm

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My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« on: May 10, 2019, 01:07:11 PM »
I had an encredible encounter earlier in the season with this guy but he was 10 steps out of my comfortable range. Watched him go to roost one evening and the following story is what happened the next morning after a sleepless night:


6:00 AM
me and my best friend arrive at the gate.
6:30 AM
we are set up on a knoll over looking the field that the birds have been roosting near.
6:48 AM
I do a fly down call and beat my hat on my chest. BAM! He gobbles from 125 yards away on the roost.
6:50 - 7:05 AM
they start the fly down. One by one pitching into the field.
No gobbler.............
7:06 AM
he appears in the wood line in full strut!
7:06 - 7:48 AM
He puts on a strutting/gobbling show for us!
Every time I yelped or cut he would hammer! I gobbled at him and he got mad.  as soon as he saw my jake decoy that was positioned behind my willing hen decoy.
7:52 AM
He strutted into the decoys and gobbled at 15 steps. Then flogged the jake.
7:53 AM
He took a 3.5” #5 to the face at 15 steps.

My 2nd biggest bird of my life. My largest eastern bird of my life.
22# 1.5” spurs 11.5” beard



« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 08:47:18 PM by Caleb7mm »

Offline RossAnderson

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Re: My north GA giant
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 01:17:17 PM »
Man congrats on that! Stud of a bird.


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Offline Ctrize

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Re: My north GA giant
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2019, 07:10:05 PM »
Nice job :turkey2:

Offline Caleb7mm

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Re: My north GA giant
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 01:44:42 PM »
Thanks!!!! Got pics to embed finally!!

Offline tomstopper

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Re: My north GA giant
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 03:43:34 PM »
Beautiful bird. Congrats

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Offline Beards and Hooks

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Re: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 05:01:09 PM »
Awesome bird Caleb congrats  :turkey2:

Offline ejhandler

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Re: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 04:24:18 PM »
Dang nice bird!  Congrats!

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Re: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 04:51:30 PM »
Congrats Caleb and that's a big mountain bird! Heck that's a big Georgia bird! 
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Re: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 05:18:52 PM »
Congratulations to you.
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

Offline Caleb7mm

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Re: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2019, 07:06:40 PM »
Yeah I’m pretty excited still to say the least! It was a great season and I can’t wait till next spring. Headed to kill my first Merriam hopefully next spring. Public land diy

Offline Bullet1

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Re: My north GA giant pictures added!!!!
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2019, 02:15:10 PM »
Congrats!