One for Team 3

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One for Team 3

Postby ads1 » April 9th, 2013, 9:59 am

Today was the second day of our first season here in Illinois. The birds are going crazy! Set up this morning well before daylight and although I didn't know it, a flock of about 40 birds was roosted in the white oaks above me and in about a 2 acre group of trees. I'm sure they knew something was below but it didn't seem to bother them. After they all flew down the biggest, baddest long beard fell in love with my hen decoy and the rest is history! The bird weighed 25 pounds, had a 9 1/2 inch beard, and 15/16 inch spurs. My first Illinois Gobbler was a great thrill. :D
25 pounds, 9 1/2 inch beard, 15/16 inch spurs
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Re: One for Team 3

Postby Gopherlongbeards » April 9th, 2013, 11:39 am

Nice looking bird! way to get us on the board!

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Re: One for Team 3

Postby kygobbler » April 9th, 2013, 1:22 pm

Congrats! Nice bird.
Is it turkey season yet?

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Re: One for Team 3

Postby Frankinthelaurels » April 9th, 2013, 4:58 pm

Congratulations there ole buddy....beautiful nice as it gets fer sure!!! That ole boy has a broad back and it shows that he is 25 your shoulder carrying all that weight ... two more days for me, can't wait..good job!

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Re: One for Team 3

Postby BluMtnGobbler » April 9th, 2013, 7:47 pm

Way to go ads, Great looking bird,congrats

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Re: One for Team 3

Postby cat396 » April 17th, 2013, 7:53 pm

Nice bird! Congratulations!! Good way to start your season.

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Re: One for Team 3

Postby bcknuts » April 19th, 2013, 3:25 pm

Way to go Ads1 very nice bird.I need some of your luck or skill there whipping my backside.This should be a prime week.Again great job that's a whopper .


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