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#1 Spirithawk

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 11:03 AM

My son lives in Harison Ark and their season opens before Missouri's. He called me a few minutes ago and filled me in on this mornings hunt. Him, and a buddy, sat on a ridge and Jason made an owl hoot call. He said gobblers started sounding off all around them. Within minutes of day light they had a hen come up behind them and start clucking. Jason quit calling and let her do the work. Pretty soon they had two gobblers that came running in. Both stopped at 40 yards and started strutting. Jason shot one and his buddy the other. His buddy's was 16 lbs, 1" 1/2 spurs, 10 1/4" beard. Jason's was 20 lbs, 1 1/2" spurs and 11 1/2" beard. Boy was he excited when he called me, and rightfully so I'd say. His buddy was using Jason's Benelli Nova 3 1/2" and Jason was using his Mossberg 835 3 1/2". I usually buy an Ark. tag too but am trying to get back on my feet for Missouri's season. Jason kinda felt bad that I wasn't with him but he wants me to take it easy and understands. Told him I was mighty proud of him and just hearing of his hunt and success sure lifted my spirits. He'll buy his out of state Missouri tag and hunt with me up here in a couple weeks. Sure looking forward to that. Untill then I can just close my eyes and imagine I was there with him this morning and thats enough for now. :yes:

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 11:10 AM

Oh yeah, wanted to mention. It was only 33 degrees out this morning.

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 02:26 PM

Man, sounds like they had a great hunt. Congrats to them both. :thumbsup: :clap:
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 02:31 PM

Congrats buddy!

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 02:41 PM

1 1/2" spurs are giant hooks. Those were both old birds.

They did good two trophies for sure.
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:02 PM

SWEET!!!
Congrats to them both. Nice birds.
What? No pics yet...........LOL.



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Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:02 PM

They both did well! Are you invited over for easter dinner? :lol:

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 03:22 PM

Nope, sorry he hasn't shown me pics yet. If I know my son though, the next time he comes up he'll bring me some smoked turkey breast. ;)

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 05:21 PM

Got a correction to make. Chris's, my son's friend, bird had 1 " spurs. Jason's had 1 1/2" spurs. That's the third turkey Jason's killed with 1 1/2" spurs. They do grow big in these parts. His first turkey weighed 28 1/2 pounds. I've got a monster in mind that I spotted last deer season. If I'm lucky enough to get him I think he'll raise some eye brows for sure. I know the food plot where he likes to hang out and hope to see him there. :yes: Just called Jason and as soon as he can he'll email me the pics and I'll post them for you all.

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Posted 09 April 2006 - 05:37 PM

Spirit

You're right they grow them big there :o

I've gotten some old ones here but have yet to kill one that breaks the 20lb mark in South Carolina. When I hunted Alabama 20lbers were a pretty common long bread weight. I'm convinced these turkeys here are a little different than most easterns.
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for sharing! Congrats to your son and his buddy! :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 08:08 PM

Grats to the boys! That's some good deer camp talk there! Can't wait to see the pics!

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 06:19 PM

:o Norm give those guys a high five from Me. B) B) Can't wait to see the pics.
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