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SkolMNDuckHunter

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I imagine a bar in Turkey heaven where a bird belly’s up and the conversation goes something like this:

Bird 1: what happened to you?

Bird 2: I got shot in the face…

Bird 1: hey, welcome to the club. Let me guess guy was all dressed up in camo just leaning against a tree?

Bird 2: something like that, had a few branches piled up too thought it would break up his snap and we wouldn’t notice.

Bird 1: (snickering) I can’t believe they think that works. What did he hit you with?

Bird 2: (quietly) with a .410….

Then the bar erupts in laughter

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I liked this picture so much last year I repeated it with this years bird.

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My first “swamp” bird. Just shy of 35 yds dodging alder brush and deadfall’s.

Not my best ever stats wise, and his fan is all busted up, but any bird taken with a stack barrel .410 is a bird I’m going to be happy with. And a good story to boot.

Done in MN
How about the turkeys that have to explain that it was a reap and murder? I bet the others really laugh!

Excellent bird, I'm glad you tagged out.
 

Marshbum

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After 2+ weeks of chasing henned up tight lipped birds it finally all came together last Friday. Spec'd out at 1 3/8 spurs, 9 3/4 Beard, 18lbs (wet). Good to have the monkey off the back. Now out for #2.
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Nice hopefully the next ones come easier for you. I'm laid up with a couple broken ribs since Friday so living vicariously through you guys and friends pics.
 

cousin eddie

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Opening morning couple weeks ago from Wisconsin public land. Only saw one other vehicle out that morning which was refreshing compared to the last couple years
 

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mister gadwall

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As is usually the case in late season old birds, there are some real limhanger spurs showing up here . Love seeing these long hooked ones . They swing on the limb like a an old porch swing.
 

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As is usually the case in late season old birds, there are some real limhanger spurs showing up here . Love seeing these long hooked ones . They swing on the limb like a an old porch swing.

Works nice that way. Biologically the best time to kill the old ones is late season after most breeding has taken place. Before strutter decoys and reaping became common, those old boys were rarely killed early. They were the first to get henned up and the last to wake up alone. Pure luck or getting the hens pizzed off we’re about the only way to get one of them the first few weeks.
 

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