Henderson Co. Tn.

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Henderson Co. Tn.

Postby hoosierhunter » April 14th, 2009, 1:59 pm

This is my second Tn. Bird and he weighed 23.50 lbs with a 11.75 beard, but only had 1" spurs. Go figure. He was still a nice 3-4 yr'old Longbeard and I'll be havin him mounted. Not because of his size obviuosly, but because of how difficult the hunt was for him. He was on film the previous Sat. and was hunted the previous Sun with no success. He had turned from a full strut decoy and rubber hen once previously. I soft called him on the third setup using scratching along with 3 seconds of soft slate yelps. hat got him started gobblin and struttin towards my self, Philco, the fella and landowner in the pic, and the cameraman Pat McAdams. I had several shots prior to him seeing my real mounted hens, but when he seen them his head flashed completely WHITE, and he was going to get him a hen. I clucked. He stopped. I baptised him with Buckshot. After I caped him for the Taxidermy man, I then recognized why he was so hard to hunt. He had been shot before, most likely the previous fall or spring 'cause he had some #5 copper in his Right Breast. Man, these birds are tough survivors.



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RE: Henderson Co. Tn.

Postby Fan Club » April 14th, 2009, 3:48 pm

Way to go, Larry.
Thanks for sharing your story and photo.
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RE: Henderson Co. Tn.

Postby Cut N Run » April 19th, 2009, 2:00 am

Nice bird!  Where can we go to see the video?
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RE: Henderson Co. Tn.

Postby mark hay » April 19th, 2009, 6:22 am

very fine hooshier. i was looking at the fan . amazing how many variations there are among these easterns . the amount of brown tip , and the black lines below that . also the short feathers on the fan ,,,completely different from my fall tom.

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RE: Henderson Co. Tn.

Postby rsmithpa » April 19th, 2009, 10:50 am

Congrats on a fine gobbler!

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RE: Henderson Co. Tn.

Postby turkeylimb » April 19th, 2009, 11:52 am

Congrats nice bird.!

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