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Down Goes Frasier! Another bird is in the Freezer

Went out Sunday morning and had this Tom come in before I could get situated. I setup about 20 yds. off a wheat field in a short grass pasture. All the brome fields and wheat are pretty tall right now so I figured the short grass would be my best bet. After getting situated I gave off a couple soft clucks and yelps to let the birds know where I was. Wasn't long I saw couple birds come off roost and fly across the wheat field and landed on the other side of some trees between me and the wheat field. They stayed on the edge of the wheat and I thought for sure they were hens so I kept calling softly to a couple gobblers sounding off still on roost. Finally a hen crossed over the fence and started socializing and eating with my decoys. I kept purring and cutting knowing the other birds were close and the Toms would get worked up enough to come check them out. Not knowing the bird that I saw fly off roost was actually a big Tom, I kept calling. All of a sudden this big boy had enough and started Thundering out Gobbles and I finally got a visual on him. The whole time he was right in front of me in the wheat. He decided to cross the fence and come on over and check out the situation. He was courting a hen decoy I had placed in a breeding position. After watching the show and getting some good filming at 10 yds. I decided it was time to end it. At 5:45 am Frasier goes down!
!2" and 8.5" double beard, 1 1/4" spurs, 20.5 lbs, and a massive headache!
God I love this Turkey Hunting Big smile

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couple more pics.

AT 10yds. I only wish I had my bow Yes

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I'd love to see the video some time.

Yeah, this Gobbler hunting is fun!

I figured out what they smell like ... my golden retrievers in heat.

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Very nice tom!

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SH - I have a dvd from last years hunts. If you would like send me a PM and I'll mail one out. Very unprofessional grade video, but fun to look back and remember past hunts Yes
I sent one out to hat, but havn't got my critique yet Think

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I havent even opened the thing yet. I know I am a slacker. You just wouldnt belive how much hunting video I have had to watch edit ect in the past five months. Its beena pile and I got another box of tapes in the other day. I will watch it though I swear. maybe tomorrow during lunch. It is still right on my desk in my piles of stuff to do.LOL

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Down Goes Frasier! Another bird is in the Freezer

redrider ... I just sent you a PM.

I'll send you a copy of our sheep hunts ... give me your address.

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Down Goes Frasier! Another bird is in the Freezer

I was looking at the pics of your bird ... that big hole at the back of his head - I don't think that's natural. Perhaps that's why he would hold so still and let you take pictures of him after you shot him. Big smile

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John - No problem, I'm just harassin' ya lol

Serious - I'll get you my address, I'd love to see some other hunts Thumbs up

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[emote]jealous[/emote]

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d3 - have you been out any more?

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