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#1 MuleDeer

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:32 AM

Well I finally filled my fall turkey tag this morning. I took a nice tom with my bow. He was only at 4 yards when I shot. It was awesome getting my first turkey and having my dad with me and doing it with my bow!! I have pictures to post but it will have to wait until after work.

Who has a kick butt wild turkey recipe? :D



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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:03 PM

Congrats, Jack! :clap:

Deep fried whole is the best, IMO.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 12:44 PM

As you can see I'm not wise in the ways of showing off a dead turkey but here he is. This picture is from my phone.

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 03:22 PM

Sweeeeeeeet!

For Merriam it's white tips tail feathers look a bit more like an Eastern. Anyway you fix him it will taste fantastic. Congrats! I know you've been trying for a while too cause I can remember post on Bushnell about your turkey bowhunts. :bigthumb:
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Posted 12 December 2008 - 04:06 PM

Congrats on the turkey, Jack. :stir: Remember to remove the feathers before you cook it! They don't taste good at all! :lol: :thumbsup:

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:07 PM

Frying like a chicken is great for Wild Turkey. We also take the breasts, inject with a healthy dose of Cajun Butter and Herb Marinade and then put them in the smoker. Trust me, your tongue will beat you to death wanting a second bite. Also, check out the recipe forum. I posted a recipe for Turkey Pot Pie and I believe Leo posted a good Turkey recipe or two. Your pic turned out great, ya did real good and that's one fine looking bird. :clap: So how much did it weigh, spur and beard length. Enquiring minds want to know. :D Fred uses the feathers to floss with and the quills to pick his teeth. :evil: :peace:

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 06:43 PM

Way to go!!

Here's one of my favorites

Wild Turkey Fajitas

2 tablespoons Olive oil
1/2 each breast of Wild Turkey
1 tablespoon cumin seed
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 each vidalia onion
1 each yellow bell pepper
1 each red bell pepper
6 ounces Monterey jack and cheddar cheese
8 each tortilla

1. Cut breast in 1" x 2" strips 1/2" thick

2. On medium high heat in skillet bring oil to same heat (oil will smoke a little).

3. Add all breast strips with diced onion, cumin and cayenne

4. When turkey is ready to eat (about 12 minutes) add pepper strips reduce heat to simmer

5. Pepper strips will become infused with the flavor quickly allow them to stay crisp.

6. Allow everyone to make their own with warm tortillas, shredded monterey jack cheese, guacamole, salsa and sour cream

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Posted 12 December 2008 - 11:13 PM

He weighed 21 lbs.
His beard was 9.5 inches
His spurs were 1 inch.

All in all not to bad of a bird.



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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:11 AM

One inch is a darn good spur length for a Merriam's.

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Posted 13 December 2008 - 09:56 AM

He weighed 21 lbs.
His beard was 9.5 inches
His spurs were 1 inch.

All in all not to bad of a bird.


That's a seriously solid gobbler. Very very nice.
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Posted 13 December 2008 - 06:42 PM

Now that is a real trophy Jack. I would guess that bird is at least 3 yrs old but you made sure he won't get any older. Congratulations.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 07:54 AM

High five MuleDeer. Fall gobblers are like 20 point bucks.
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Posted 14 December 2008 - 02:49 PM

Thanks everyone!!






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