On the way home from Kansas I stopped off in Iowa to see if I could kill another long beard. I had a great starting point thanks to a friend named Jamey and a 3rd season tag burning in my hand. I hunted the first day and called in 3 nice longbeards but they didn't like something about the setup and left. The second day it was cold and miserable and no action. I was packed up to leave the morning of the third day but it was forecasted to be such a nice day I decided to try it. I only had until 730 or 8 to hunt. So needless to say it was the bottom of the ninth, I was down by one with one on. I came to bat with 2 out and a full count out came old Iowa red. He threw one low inside and I crushed it. Game over BBD in Iowa and another limbhanger. What a trip this was my 8th bird out of a possible 9. I don't think I could have ended with a better bird. A real Iowa monster. He came in strutting and gobbling with the two others but when I saw his beard I knew I had to kill him.
22 Lbs 12 Oz
12 9/16 " Beard ( biggest beard for me yet )
Matching 1 1/4" spurs
Thanks Jamey for the intel !!
Now to try and kill a few Ontario birds and maybe one in Michigan. I am already behind the 8 ball as the season started April 25th in Ontario.