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2011 Turkey Pic's


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Archerysniper

Well the seasons just getting started post your pic's here.

This is my bird

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This is my biddies kids bird

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Look at the hooks on his bird

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Got this Jake this Morning as a result of a spot and stalk effort between my wife and I. They weren't responding to calls, so we had to resort to other options!

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Curiosity killed the cat, and this gobbler. He and four other strutters where pushing about twenty hens around a field but he couldn't help himself to try and gather up one more.

He ended up being 25.5 lbs with a 10" beard and only one good spur as the other was busted off.

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I have been very fortunate to have a good friend in southern MN that is all about turkeys, he does 100% of the leg work from lining up land permission to pre season scouting and he is always dead on. I think it's a very fair trade as I do the leg work for bear season in the fall as we both have our regions and expertise. I have only taken two turkeys in my life and this years' bird was the small one. The first year I did everything wrong I could for several days and still ended up with a mongo bird. Now this year was it for me as no more calling instructions or help as I have been weaned off. Year three I’m on my own…guessing me without the help will change my success rate. laugh

My first bird

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james_walleye

Nice work! I only had the mornings of this weekend and it was horrible for me. Seems the strong winds kept the birds in the valley. Big bummer, normally I listen to about a dozen birds at first light and down one shortly after. Just wasn't my year. Back to fishing!

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IlliniWalli

way to go jonny. big congrats (wheres them thumbs up smileys?) grin

thats one heck of a bird, and i love those limb hanger pics. cool

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Powerstroke

Way to go JonnyP. Joel is still treating you well I see. I learned so much the one year he helped me.

Thats a huge bird!

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MN Metro bird 6:30 this morning. 22 lbs., 10" beard. Sharp 3/4 - 7/8" spurs. I didn't have much time to invest in this hunt and with the weather moving in, I couldn't be happier to take this bird. A friend was doing some pretty professional filming. Hopefully he'll have a nice sequence on utube one of these days.

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sticknstring

Nice birds everyone and congrats! Great to see some birds being taken with all the crappy weather we've been having.

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Borch

Very nice birds everyone!

Looks like some very happy hunters.

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Borch

Sounds like Joel is still on the birds Jonny.

A couple of very nice ones for sure.

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Borch

Nice!

Only two beards though?

Must have been a jake. wink

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