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Old 04-12-2019, 11:12 AM   #1
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I was blessed again this morning with a great hunt. After getting my wife her bird on opening morning it was my turn today. It was dead calm this morning which allowed me to use a locator call before daylight to find where this bird was roosted. I worked my way into a field 200 yards from where he was and got set up before day break. He gobbled probably 50 times on the roost then once he flew down I started lightly calling and he would answer each time. For an hour he would not come out into the field but he continued to answer my calls. He finally came to the edge of the field and once he saw my 1/2 strut jake and hen he covered the last 75 yards pretty quick. I was by myself this morning as the girls wanted to sleep in so I let him put on a show. Spitting, drumming, pecking and generally abusing the jake for 20 minutes before I took my shot. Not my best bird ever but a good one and I am very thankful for him. 9.5" beard, 1" and 1 1/4" spurs.

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Old 04-12-2019, 11:24 AM   #2
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Great bird and photo.

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Old 04-12-2019, 11:43 AM   #3
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:44 AM   #4
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Awesome! great bird! congrats!
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Old 04-12-2019, 11:44 AM   #5
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Dang it I missed Menard nice bird
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Old 04-12-2019, 12:27 PM   #6
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Nice bird. Gives me hope. Went to menard last weekend and heard a few gobbles but seen no birds. Hopefully they will fire up good in the next couple weeks
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:34 PM   #7
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Thanks y'all!
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:13 PM   #8
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:40 PM   #9
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Nice one! Congratulations!
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:37 PM   #10
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Very nice bird sir!!!
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:55 PM   #11
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Congrats.
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Old 04-13-2019, 07:09 AM   #12
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:35 AM   #13
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Great bird, congrats!!
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:37 AM   #14
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That’s a great pic.
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Old 04-14-2019, 09:30 PM   #15
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Congratulations
Great bird
Beard and spur length great !
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:02 AM   #16
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Congratulations!!!
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:07 AM   #17
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Congrats Donnie! That's a nice bird.
Nice pic too
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:11 AM   #18
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Great looking Bird, congrats
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Old 04-15-2019, 12:56 PM   #19
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Congrats Donnie! That's a nice bird.
Nice pic too
Thanks Drew. We are allowed two on our lease so I guess it's time to get the boat out and switch to fishing.
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Old 04-15-2019, 01:21 PM   #20
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Sweet Tom!
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:02 PM   #21
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Congrats went couple weekend ago in Menard and had no luck
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:47 PM   #22
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Way to go Donny
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Old 04-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #23
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Nice bird.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:32 PM   #24
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Nice bird. Gives me hope. Went to menard last weekend and heard a few gobbles but seen no birds. Hopefully they will fire up good in the next couple weeks
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Old 04-15-2019, 10:33 PM   #25
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Way to go Donny
Thanks Tony.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:43 PM   #26
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Nice bird! Great birds in Menard County.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:02 PM   #27
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Nice bird, congrats.
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:20 PM   #28
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