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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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I got this one Monday morning at 7am. I 've been hunting turkeys for 35 years, have taken several 19 LBS, two over 20 LBs but this is the biggest turkey I have ever taken. It weighed in at 21 LBs even.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-30-2014, 05:22 PM
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That's a beautiful bird Tony. The biggest I've ever gotten was my first, 19 lbs. I took a small jake opening day this year, it was 10 yards from me so I couldn't say no. I'm heading out tomorrow for the last day of our season to call for my son who is 12. He almost had one in range this year but it wouldn't come in that last 5 yards I wanted him to come into. He was with his mother on the day I got the jake or else I would have had him take it. He got a shot on one last season but missed.

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Good job on the jake. To me any turkey you get to come in range is a taker. I remember the day my son got his first bird. I don't remember how old he had a 20ga 1100 and we practiced every Saturday before the season opened. Finally on opening morning he shot a 19lb tom. He doesn't get to go too much now but I'll never forget that day.
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I agree about any bird coming into range being a taker. I've had too many years where I didn't tag out to refuse a jake. That's a great story about your son getting his. My son didn't tag out, we hunted last Saturday and had toms gobbling at 3 different times of the day but they wouldn't answer any of my calls or come in. My son is good natured about it. A coyote came in at the end of the day as I was calling. He was behind us and I didn't notice him until I went tp ick up the decoys. I wish I had known, I would have had my son take a shot at him if he came in close enough.

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