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Big Bad Tom 5 Beards
Big Bad Tom 5 Beards
 

First and for most I Thank God!
Well I think I broke a couple of my records this year, first one it only took 20 minutes of hunting this time. I left for the woods late it was getting light out when I left my house and I still had a 15 minute drive. I parked my truck and trailer which was full of wood in front of the barn at my inlaws where I was hunting and got on the golf cart since I have an injured knee and drove to the edge of the woods, walking in I spooked a bird and he flew away, went to the second blind got inside had to undress and fix my knee brace redressed and picked my phone up started to look online then I heard a gobble, so I put phone away grabed my gun looked out the window on the left there he was at 30 yards and moving along I waited for him to go behind a tree he stopped and started struting and I shot him. YES before 7:00am Then I headed to the house to unload wood. And when I got to golf cart Inoticed he had 5 beards, WOW, then I wanted to get him scored. I called a few hunting shops they didn't know any one who would score him. So I thought I'll get a hold of one of my taxidermists and on the way home I saw some other guys parked coming in from turkey hunting near my home and low and behold one happens to be one of my taxidermists "Nick, Lansing Taxidermy" and while parked along the road talking with these guys by there hunting spot there were turkeys out in the field that they were hunting, go figure , thats huntin.  I gave him my turkey and $50.00 deposit for a flying mount total $300, should show off the beards pretty good. My wife was with me said you gave a guy your bird and $50.00 cash and were going home with nothing, your crazy.LOL I did get my meat later that day! 
 Now I was excited and I am not sure how long the beards are and the last beard had only about 5 or 6 strains of beard. And I just sent with him with the taxidermist without weighing him. He will look great flying on my wall in my house. What a great start to a year, some guys have said we are seeing more of these freaks since the melt down in Japan, I like their theory can't wait for deer season. LOL

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2 things.  First, awesome

2 things.  First, awesome Turkey!!!!  Congrats!  I would love to see a photo of that when you get the mount back.  Any idea how long you are looking at for a wait time?

5 beards is a great troophy!

Second, awesome T-shirt!!!  I may have to borrow that phrase from time to time... Wink

Still trying for my first turkey.  I am heading out for one last hunt this Thursday. 

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Ca_Vermonster wrote:

2 things.  First, awesome Turkey!!!!  Congrats!  I would love to see a photo of that when you get the mount back.  Any idea how long you are looking at for a wait time?

5 beards is a great troophy!

Second, awesome T-shirt!!!  I may have to borrow that phrase from time to time... Wink

Still trying for my first turkey.  I am heading out for one last hunt this Thursday. 

 

My taxidermist said 3 months.

Yeah the tee shirt I got at a Tea Party rally, the back says   The DEMOCRACY Will CEASE to exist when you TAKE AWAY FROM THOSE who are willing to work and GIVE TO THOSE who would not. "Thomas Jefferson"

I will post some of the finished product. I am blessed my inlaws have a property where they love to roost.

 

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Congratulations

Congratulations!  Sometimes things just work out GREAT.  I'm looking forward to seeing pics of the end result :)  Meanwhiel I'll be heading out for my third weekend of turkey hunting without bagging a bird this year....got about 25 hours of hunting time in so far and no shots fired....  Count your blessings my friend.  Sometimes it aint so easy as this time was for you! lol

Mike

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