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Old 05-09-2009, 08:49 AM
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3 year old... 22lbs'ish, 12" beard, 1 1/8th spurs...

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Old 05-09-2009, 08:55 AM
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:02 AM
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Congrats Delton.... Looking good bud
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:05 AM
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Dang nice bird D. Congrats...
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:14 AM
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Here's the story, with pictures, of how it all went down!


It finally all came together this morning!

It's been a rough season for me! I've been taken to school on about every hunt... No matter where I sat up, the turkeys would come out at the other place. If it set up over there, they'd show up where I was at the day before!

Anyhow, this morning Haydes froze over, the planets all lined up, and it came together!!!!

Right at first light, I heard a jake gobbler off behind me to my left... then I heard another one gobble....

Shortly after that, I heard the big boys get crunk! I heard three different gobblers sounding off!

After I heard them pitch down, I heard a boss hen gettin' vocal.. I cut her off with my own yelps and she got louder.. So, I did too...

It wasn't long before I seen a red head coming through the woods heading towards the field...

Good deal! Game on!

It was three jakes.. They came in from my right, and headed right to my decoys... They were safe, so I took out my camera instead...



Only after daylight did I realize just how sick my hen looked like, but the birds were already gobbling and I didn't want to walk back out there and risk spooking them!

The jakes didn't seem to mind at all...

After they walked off, I looked to my left and another line of jakes came out! I went ahead and took some pictures of them too!



While taking pictures of the jakes, that boss hen behind me was still yelping and cutting up a storm! So, I put the camera down and went to cutting back at her.. It wasn't long and she sounded like she was getting closer!

Then I heard it!

Pppppphhhffffttttttttt vvvooooooOoooooooommmmmm!

I peeked out the back window and at 15 yards, he was full strut, with two other long beards in front of him!!!

Good deal! This is what I've been waiting on all year!!!

A hen walks by him and he drops strut and follows her.... right behind the other two longbeards...

She was in a lil' loggin' road so all I could see of the turkeys were about the chest up... So she walked by, the other two longbeards did, and taking up the rear was this strutter!

When he got to 27 yards ( I shot my distances with a rangefinder right at daylight -- thanks Bull!!!!) I eased the gun up and out the window of the blind.....

That's when all heck broke loose! :banginghe

I didn't see that boss hen right AT the blind... she was 12 feet from it, if that, and she saw me!! She start putting and jukin' and jiving around and all three longbeards stuck their heads straight up and looked right at me!!!

With the tru-glo dot on the biggest one's head, I touched the trigger of the 870 and let the big dog eat!!!

He went to floppin' and all the turkeys busted out of there!

You've never seen a fat boy get out of a blind and run so fast as I did this morning!

It's been a long year for me and this was just icing on the cake!!!!

It was my biggest bird ever, with a 12" beard, 1 1/8th spurs, and he weighed probably 20-22 lbs or so... with a perfect fan!

First, I'd like to thank God for all his blessings on me, and to my Uncle Mitchell for opening up his farm to me and allowing me to hunt a true paradise!!!

Now, time for some more pictures!

Him hangin' from a limb!



The hooks he's hanging from!



Me and the man that provided me THE PLACE to hunt!



I am forever thankful.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:20 AM
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Great job Delton!! I knew that farm would pay off for you ...
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Congrats, sounded like an awesome hunt
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:22 AM
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Congrats!!

Any arrowheads in that field?
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:26 AM
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great story and great pics Delton............sometimes you are just one shot away from making a tough season one of your best ever

congratulations man...........thats THE MAN right there!
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:26 AM
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Any arrowheads in that field?


eff the birds, give sixes the rocks!
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:28 AM
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Congrats!!

Any arrowheads in that field?


Yes, quite a few...... I've never found any though, but my uncle's have!

All I seem to find is chert and pieces of pottery! 100 behind me while taking those pictures, runs a major creek in this area that the indians loved!
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:29 AM
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eff the birds, give sixes the rocks!


He can have the rocks, I just want the points!
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Yes, quite a few...... I've never found any though, but my uncle's have!

All I seem to find is chert and pieces of pottery! 100 behind me while taking those pictures, runs a major creek in this area that the indians loved!
Look in the creek, you'd be amazed at whats came OUT of Little River, not that I would pick them up illegally
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:03 AM
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eff the birds, give sixes the rocks!
Thats the understatement of the year. I'd rather find a perfect (or broken) point that kill 10 BIRDS

When I congratulate someone for killing a bird, deep down, I'm just glad the nusiance critter is dead
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:05 AM
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Look in the creek, you'd be amazed at whats came OUT of Little River, not that I would pick them up illegally
No doubt, but I'd have to do it in the winter... right now the 'skeeters and yellow flies are BRUTAL!

I'll try and get some pictures of the ones my uncles have found..
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