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Martin County. First gobble at 6:05 this morning and down at 6:40. Called him off of the neighboring farm and he was just as fired up coming in as I have EVER heard!! Bulk of the beard is 10.75" but there are some strands at 11". Both spurs 1 1/8". 20 yard shot with 3.5" Triple Beard.
4-22-2021 9 am
Remington 11-87 20 gauge with Federal TSS and Carlson's choke at around 40 yards
22 lbs and 11 inch beard
Spurs are 1-1/8 inch and sharp on right side, left side was broken off partially and was 5/8 inch
7:57 am- Gooserbatt mouth call, Sharpe cane caller.
45 yd shot- #9 @dhsten's 12 gauge TSS recipe
10 1/8th beard
1 and 1 1/8th spurs
I hope to catch up with his twin asap.
They were in step together by themselves gobbling at most any call.
Mountain public bird.
30ish steps. 20 gauge 3rd degree.
triple reed batcut diaphragm like always.
Was headed to work after a long morning hunt and saw a hen walking from public to private at like 11. Figured she was gonna go lay so it was a good time troll up a lonely bird.
I rolled down to the curve and got out quiet with just my gun and call. Slipped over the bank and called and they blew my hat off gobbling like 80 yards away. Screaming. Double gobbling at each other
They came back and forth from 80 to 50 and back for like 30 minutes then called in a jake to them. While they were gobbling to holy hell back and forth with that jake, I got around in front and just below them and started scratching in the leaves and calling soft laying prone behind a stump. That went on for like 20 minutes of nonstop gobbling at my face at 40 yards. The strutter never broke to me. He was at like 60 when I shot this one.
Finally this bird eased down the hill andhung at 40 behind a big log where I could only see is head going back and forth.
finally he came around that log at like 32ish and busted me, ran that head up high. I putted twice and shot. DRT.
Right off the side of the road. They were double gobbling at trucks going by.