Youth Turkey Success!

Discussion in 'Turkey Hunters Forum' started by gbrownlee, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. gbrownlee

    gbrownlee Senior Refuge Member

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    Took my little brother out opening day of the youth turkey season. I knew where the birds were roosting so we got there right at sunrise and started doing a little cutting and running from the cabin. We heard a few gobbles but nothing too exciting. I took him to a spot where he missed a bird last year and we set up. Within 5 minutes we had three toms hot and on their way to the calls. Right as i was telling him to swing his gun over 4 hens popped up over the hill and came looking around at about 5 yards. I could hear the toms doing the spit/drum but could not see them yet. The hens started putting and acting a little spooky but the toms came anyway. 3 big ol swingers came up and moved along the ridge right in front of bens shotgun. He was a mature bird but both of his spurs were broken off at about a half inch and one was just barely hanging on to his leg (really rockey soil) 10 inch beard and weighed a whopping 24 pounds! I have come to the conclusion that he is the luckiest turkey hunter alive. I have taken him out 2 times now and he has killed a double bearded bird (11" and 5.5"), a 10.5 inch bird and a 10" bird.

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  2. HONKERS41

    HONKERS41 Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats!!!! nice bird Brother...!!!!!Honkers41:tu
     
  3. Maineduckhunter

    Maineduckhunter Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats to your brother, he's becoming a seasoned veteran thanks to you :l
    Great looking bird
     
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    soiltester Elite Refuge Member

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    A picture is worth a thousand words .. "that smile on his face is PRICELESS":tu
    Congrats, for sure:sp :grvn
    my neighbor boy got his kast year and got "humble pie" when he missed this past Sat.:eek: :nutz
     
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    turk2di Refuge Member

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    Smile says it all. Congrats!
     
  6. gbrownlee

    gbrownlee Senior Refuge Member

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    Same thing happened to my brother last year. I called in 3 and he missed, then i took him back out and he killed a turkey bigger than i ever have (The double beard)
     
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    kjrice Elite Refuge Member

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    Congrats! :tu :tu
     

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