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#1 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 29 April 2006 - 09:35 PM

My wife and I arrived in Kansas on the 18th in the afternoon. I bought my license and two turkey tags that afternoon but could not go hunting till the next day (Kansas rule).

My son-in-law Kenny and I headed out the next morning in the dark. We were using a blind that Kenny had set up the week before. As it got light we could see seven turkeys on roost less than 80 yards away. When they flew down there were three gobblers but all were jakes so I opted to pass on them. That afternoon I returned to the blind to wait for the birds to come to roost. I saw a bearded hen but passed. I then heard a commotion at the end of the field. It was a turkey chasing a white housecat. I looked at the bird with binos and saw a long beard and a bare blue head. I called several times and it headed my way. It went into about a half strut twice on the way in. When It got about 20 - 23 yards I shot and down it went. When I got up to it sure enough it had a 9 inch beard. I looked but it had no spurs at all. Kenny and I inspected the bird closely and finally decided it was a hen. She weighed about 16 lbs. Guess I should have looked closer before I shot but that bird had nearly all the attributes of a tom and went into a half strut twice and had me convinced she was a he. It did not have a hen head. It even had a snood although not as long as a mature gobbler. I felt sort of bad that it was a hen but when she dragged her wings she had me convinced she was a he. Kenny called it a he/she as her wing feathers were worn off. Her tail feathers were all even so it wasn't a jake.

I did get another the next day but it will have to wait till tomorrow as I am still recouping from the trip.
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:06 AM

:huh: A Kanas "Hobbler" ?????
Glad you had fun and connected ! We missed your cheerful face at camp but we'll do some catching up soon! :D
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 05:41 AM

Congrats Paul, on that sex changed Hobbler ....lol :blush: :rofl: :rofl:

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:39 AM

Congrats PA. Glad you had a great trip. :yes:

#5 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 30 April 2006 - 07:54 PM

Spirithawk man am I feeling bad. As things turned out we had a couple of days extra for the trip back but due to my daughters puter being on the fritz I had no way to get in touch with you to find out where you live. As soon as I knew we had some extra time I thought of you. Sorry man I really wish we could have got together. It will happen yet.
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Posted 30 April 2006 - 09:26 PM

Sounds like you had some fun . Glad you made it back safe and sound.
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Posted 01 May 2006 - 05:24 AM

WB PARR LOL!!! :)



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Posted 11 May 2006 - 09:24 AM

PA, no prob bro. Know how it is. Our computer bit the dust too and I just got going again. Hopefully we'll meet one day. :yes: I got my first turkey this season. My son and I had a double header. The two birds came in together. Haven't been able to get back out yet but hopeing for another before season's over. :yes:

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 01:25 PM

Congratulations on the harvest and hunt!

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 03:57 PM

Hey Marty ask PA WHERE THE PICS ARE cuz I know he has them. :yes:
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Posted 11 May 2006 - 04:19 PM

Come on now PA. No holding back on us. We want to see pictures. :yes:

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 11:09 AM

This is a pic of my 2006 PA Tom with a 10.5 in bd, 3/4 in spurs and weighs 19lb.

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This is my 2006 Kansas tom with a 12 in bd, 7/8 in spurs and weighs 18 lb.
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This is my fooler It has a 9 inch bd, no spurs, and weighed 17 lb but was a hen.
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This bird went into half strut twice while coming in.
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Posted 12 May 2006 - 02:57 PM

Congrats PA. Great pictures. I see you're still hiring that gorgeous model. That hen is really cool. Ive heard of bearded hens but had never saw one.

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 06:55 PM

Great photos Paul. You sure do enjoy life.
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