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Author Topic: Shot a Fatty  (Read 1773 times)

Offline Captain Hooks

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Shot a Fatty
« on: April 22, 2017, 06:28:39 PM »
Another wet morning... 
Buddy had a farm he could hunt down the road from me and I told him I'd take a look and see what's out in the fields after work. Get there and see a good one out in the field and convince my buddy to go hunt the farm in the am.
Get there in the am and brought a blind for him to hunt the field where I saw the tom and I ventured into the woods where I've heard birds roosting in the past. 
It's 6:15 and I have not heard a thing but my buddy has 4 gobbling none stop behind him and I get greedy and I decided to sneak back his way. Of course I spooked 3 hens and a Tom off the roost like a dumb dumb. Watched where they flew and headed to where my buddy was. I get there and my buddy is in a rock break and there was no way I was able to cut over his way with the chance of spooking birds. I hear the birds Gobble and it sounded like a tom and some jakes.... so I decided to go back where I busted the birds off the roost and head to where I saw the birds fly to.
Find a good tree that I can hide from the rain and settled in. I didn't use any decoys because I didn't feel like carry them around. Called with a raspy diaphragm call because it was to wet to take out the pot calls and I listened while the rain kept falling. 
Around 930 the rain starts to settle down and I started doing some fighting  purrs and got loud.  Sat for about 10 minutes and then I saw a strutter slowly coming my way. I could only see 5 inches of his fan zig zagging my way.   
He was with a hen and I was hoping she was curious. Turned out to be 3 hens and a big fan .  About 10 minutes fly by and they are at 50 coming right to me.
They walk through my opening with the strutter in tow. I Give a couple clucks and the tom pops his head up at about 25yards and I put the bead under his head and squeezed the trigger.  Birdie down!!
Heavy bird weighed over 25 lbs
Had 11 and change beard and 1.25" spurs.  I'm a Happy camper.
My buddies birds never showed up until 11:45 and he was already out of his camo ready to go...

When picking up the bird I thought he had some weight to him. Hung him in the scale 25.77 pounds had to weighit him 3 times


« Last Edit: April 22, 2017, 08:25:36 PM by Captain Hooks »

Offline BowBendr

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Shot a Fatty
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2017, 08:09:33 PM »
Dang that's a heavy bird !
Good going CH, you've killed some nice ones.


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Offline Captain Hooks

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Re: Shot a Fatty
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2017, 08:26:16 PM »
Trophy hunting now

Offline MDbowman

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Re: Shot a Fatty
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2017, 09:24:18 PM »
Great bird Paul!

Offline derek

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Re: Shot a Fatty
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2017, 08:24:03 AM »
What a Toad! 

Offline DMP

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Re: Shot a Fatty
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2017, 01:25:31 PM »
Great bird.  Congrats

Offline whitelightning

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Re: Shot a Fatty
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2017, 04:25:37 PM »
awesome bird!
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