Eastern Gobbler

scottishkat

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Had some luck here in VA last week of the season. Out every chance I got and heard birds every morning but one. Heard this one first thing and got myself close set up my decoys and made a couple calls. This bird called back 3 or 4 times and then held up at about 100 or so yards out. Started heading out of town and I hit him with the shaker call then a couple of yelps.

He came into about 30 yards after about 30 minutes of calling. He saw that Jake decoy and started to strut behind some brush came in a little further and when he saw the breeder hen decoy it was game on. He closed the last 25 yards in about 2 seconds looked like he was doing the goosestep.

I think he wanted to put a whupping on the jake never got the chance.

Nut'n like spring gobbler 21.6 pounds 1-1/8" spurs and 10" beard.

Good luck and shoot straight all.

Bob
 

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Pa Grizz

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Had some luck here in VA last week of the season. Out every chance I got and heard birds every morning but one. Heard this one first thing and got myself close set up my decoys and made a couple calls. This bird called back 3 or 4 times and then held up at about 100 or so yards out. Started heading out of town and I hit him with the shaker call then a couple of yelps.

He came into about 30 yards after about 30 minutes of calling. He saw that Jake decoy and started to strut behind some brush came in a little further and when he saw the breeder hen decoy it was game on. He closed the last 25 yards in about 2 seconds looked like he was doing the goosestep.

I think he wanted to put a whupping on the jake never got the chance.

Nut'n like spring gobbler 21.6 pounds 1-1/8" spurs and 10" beard.

Good luck and shoot straight all.

Bob
Nice bird.Congrats
 

Buck Buster

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Nice bird, Scottishkat ! I killed one May 1st here in PA 22lbs 1&1/8" spurs and 10" beard.
 

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