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Opening Day Action

Postby Bigdog62 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:30 pm

My expectations of opening day were low considering the recent cold snap. To my surprise, I heard gobbles before first light so I took off to set up. It was a perfect set up as I was able to sneak within 75 yds of 4 roosted gobblers. I was so close that I could see their beards as daylight broke. After they flew down, I did my best fly down imitation and threw out a few soft yelps. Then, about 10 hens flew down and I watched them feed in front of me for about and hour just out of range. The 4 gobblers, all in full strut gobbled no less than 100 times. It was like something that you would see on a TV show. I thought the game was over when the hens started heading the other way, that's when I switched to a different striker and cadance on my pot call. The boss hen did a 180 and started coming straight to me with gobblers in tow. The 3.5 Winchester Supreme #5 closed the deal at 25 yds. The bird looked to be a 3 year old with 9 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. Days like this is why I quit crappie fishing.
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby terry08 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:50 am

Congratulations, sounds like a great hunt.

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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby chadbragg » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:02 am

Nice!!!
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby gtk » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:37 am

Glad to know where my turkey went, because there is not a single one on our place !

congrats Danny
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby jv » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:32 am

Sounds like a great hunt and congrats on a nice bird.
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby brewer03 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:44 am

:ylsuper: congrats thanks for sharing the story and pics
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby dustygoodson » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:12 am

congrats
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby smuckers » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:19 pm

gtk wrote:Glad to know where my turkey went, because there is not a single one on our place !

congrats Danny


We must be hunting the same place. I haven't heard one yet.
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby sidog » Wed Mar 19, 2014 4:36 pm

WTG! Good story, Good bird!
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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby jdeere3304 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 6:41 pm

Congrats!


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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby RSB » Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:04 pm

Congrats!


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Re: Opening Day Action

Postby e_smith06 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:21 pm

Awesome story congrats!
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