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DonBo

TEAM 9 - "Limb Hangers"

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DonBo

Welcome FBMH! We need all the help we can get. Tell us who, what, when........

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FBMH

Hey Team 9! Im FBMH, better known as Cody Croteau. Im from La Crosse, WI. I will be hunting next weekend with a buddy during the 5th season, I belive season "E". We will be hunting a new property off of my friends sisters land and we have been seeing good numbers of toms getting around so hoping we can put the smackdown on a good bird! I will be filming so it should be interesting and hopefully i can help you fellas out!

Lets put the SMACKDOWN on the other guys!

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DonBo

Glad to have ya Cody!

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Cooter

Nothing thus far - plenty of short stories and whining.....gonna give it a whirl tomorrow for a couple hours and maybe Sunday. Birds are few and far between. Still beautiful time in Gods creation - could have been at work instead!!!

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Cooter

Will be last minute or bust - not looking good but never know.....gonna try late morning/early afternoon. Too lazy and beat to get up early blush

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Abndoc

I've been putting a invisble fence on my yard all day, the wife yells from the deck, look behind you there is a pheasant watching you...i turn around and a beautiful tom stands about 30 yards away, taunting me. What a day!

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DonBo

So Cooter, no luck?

Jpettit, haven't heard your "D" season story yet.

Me and FBMH start our WS seasons this Wednesday, good luck FBMH!

Waterfowler starts his MN archery season this Friday. I saw a ton of birds around the metro yesterday, good luck!

Abndoc has one more crack at those WS birds next Wednesday.

I still feel really bad for not being able to have my KS bird scored for this contest. (even though he wouldn't have scored much) All you guys need to pick me and Cooter up. Good luck all!

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FBMH

Went out yesterday to setup the blind with my buddy and just after we got it setup, we took about 20 steps out to check it out and see how it looks and we hear something walking behind it. Lone and behold, its the 26lb 10.5in beard (estimated)tom we are going after this week! Only set my hopes higher than what they already were! Should be a good week fellas!

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DonBo

Sweet report! Best of luck on that big boy!

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Cooter

Big fat skunk for me cry

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DonBo

Big fat skunk for me cry

Lot of that going on this year Cooter, from people with way more time to spend on it than you had. There's always next year.

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Abndoc

Any advice for next week? Do I keep the jake and hen decoy going? I'm going to try the same spot the first 2 days, and then probably head down by the river, been seeing a good number of birds down there.

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DonBo

Keep 'em untill you can see for sure that they are shying away from them, then drop to maybe one hen, if they still don't like it, go without. I'm still seeing big flocks together, that tells me the decs should still be working.

Good luck! I start tomorrow and am pretty excited to get out of town!

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DonBo

THIS JUST POSTED ON TEAM #3 SITE:

My son got a Jake so that was the main goal & he will be posting under team #9

It has a lot of fun, & we are hooked.

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FBMH

Well, WE GOT ONE! will have video and pictures up later. Started at 630 with the first hen and ended at 730 with a beautiful tom. Not huge, but defineatly a nice bird. 9.5in beard 1in spurs and 22lbs

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Abndoc

SWEET!! Congrats!! We may have started slow, but we will finish big!!

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FBMH

Video will be up by friday guys. Videotaping a hunt and then making the video is a very difficult thing to do in a short period of time.

The video was sweet!~

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DonBo

Good job! We just returned last night from my WS hunt. I shot a 23+ lb bird the first morning, but boy, did it get tough after that. I'll post a report later when I've got more time.

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jakep

I was hunting with my uncle and we just got back from walking around. We were in a blind for 20 minutes when three Jakes came in. They finally got in range so I took my shot and hit the biggest one, making him roll a couple of times. The Jake was 18lbs. with 1/4 in. spurs and 5in beard. I'll take that for my first bird. My dad will post a picture tomorrow.

Jake Pettit

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DonBo

Way to go on that first bird jake!

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Gordie

Heres Jake's jake

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waterfowler10

well i didnt end up getting one took the girlfriend out and she got the first crack at one she got a pretty decent tom 8" beard but no luck for me sorry guys

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