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    First Turkey

    I shot this turkey today. This is the first turkey I have shot. I started hunting 4 years ago. I set up at the base of a tree by a logging road around 6 and waited till about 10. Not a sound or sign of turkey. Was standing up to call it quits and saw a whole herd of em running down road toward me. I sat back down and waited. They came right up to my decoys. Strutted around for a minute . Then this Tom chased all of them into the woods. I gave one cluck and they all came back out. I shot this tom at 35 yards. Weight 20 lbs Beard 11” Spurs 1.25 inches. Not bad for a first turkey.
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    Congratulations! That is a fine first gobbler. Google wingbone calls and make one up. They make great trophies. Not all that hard to do.
    All I saw was tracks and heard two distant gobbles
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    Congratulations ! Not bad for any number Turkey. We start Wednesday am.
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    Great! Started really hunting Turkeys when i was about 50 always hunted hogs and deer but after learning how to call its my favorite animal to hunt.
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    WELL DONE! good times!!
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    Nice bird, congrats!

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    Terrific, great first bird.
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    "Not bad for my first Turkey" could be the understatement of the month. That's a brute! My very first turkey was my biggest. 20 lbs. 4 oz.

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    Congrats, excellent for any bird, fantastic for a first!!!! T Rex


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