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Old 04-26-2019, 09:35 AM   #1
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Went to a spot that I reasoned would have turkeys this morning

Got to about where I wanted to be and hit the owl call.............nothing
Tried it once more and got a gobble real close

Backed off a little, got decoys out and buried myself up in an overgrown fence row

Sat in the dark impatiently waiting on daylight

Had a doe come out to my right at about 10yds and she did not like the turkey decoys

Listened to lots of gobbling in all directions and enjoyed the sounds of the world waking up

Finally it got legal shooting time but I could still tell the turkeys near me had not flown down yet

When they did fly down I could see one hit the ground about 100yds away
I started calling just a little and not real loud and the bird seemed to look up and go back to pecking
Called a little more and it started my way with a couple of friends in tow
3 jakes with hard to see beards closed in but I noticed a 4th bird trailing and then it puffed up and started to strut. As it got closer I could see it had more of a beard so I locked in on it and when it got to about 40yds I pulled the trigger

First turkey in probably 25years in the bag



5 separate beards, picture looks like 3



Not much spurs, maybe 5/8Ē?




Hauled him up to check in, picked some feathers and filled out some info for a A&M grad studentís research and checked him in online

Dad and a friend of his are checking out some COE land nearby. Maybe they can get one there since they did not get drawn

Good luck to the other TBH members that are up here trying to get one


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Old 04-26-2019, 09:41 AM   #2
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Nice congrats
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:41 AM   #3
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Congrats man! Sounds like a cool hunt and story...
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:50 AM   #4
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Good bird BT, couple years ago there were birds in the small public area just north of Paradise Cove, I think that is archery only.
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:59 AM   #5
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Good job buddy!! You shoulda brought a crappie rod with you!!
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:24 AM   #6
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Nice!
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:28 AM   #7
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Nice, congrats!
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:32 AM   #8
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Good job buddy!! You shoulda brought a crappie rod with you!!
Tagged out first morning= scouting places he hasn't before.
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:19 AM   #9
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Very Nice
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Old 04-26-2019, 11:35 AM   #10
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Great beards man! Congrats on a nice bird!
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:09 PM   #11
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Very awesome. Congrats!
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:19 PM   #12
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Very cool! Congrats!!
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:20 PM   #13
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nice bird!
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:21 PM   #14
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Sweet!
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:18 PM   #15
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Awesome bird! Congratulations
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:24 PM   #16
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Outstanding!
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Old 04-26-2019, 01:25 PM   #17
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Awesome bird! Congratulations
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:28 PM   #18
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:07 PM   #19
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Great bird Brian! Save those 3 biggest wing bones in each wing if your not keeping them. I will make you one of these with your bones. Free of charge!
Just skin them out and put in the freezer till I can get them.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:17 PM   #20
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Sweet!
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:15 PM   #21
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Nice! I don't know why they call those birds easterns and make you use an eastern tag.
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Old 04-26-2019, 05:38 PM   #22
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They should be rios, but the county is under the eastern rules because of the population (my best guess).
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:23 PM   #23
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We havenít heard a thing all day. Hopefully we get some action soon.
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:37 PM   #24
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They should be rios, but the county is under the eastern rules because of the population (my best guess).
1/3 of the birds in Grayson County are Rios, 1/3 are Easterns, and 1/3 are hybrids.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:37 PM   #25
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Congrats BT !
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:42 PM   #26
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Great bird Brian! Save those 3 biggest wing bones in each wing if your not keeping them. I will make you one of these with your bones. Free of charge!
Just skin them out and put in the freezer till I can get them.
You must have read my mind Grant
I cut both wings off, the wing feathers need vise grips and a vise to get them loose
I stuck them in the freezer

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We havenít heard a thing all day. Hopefully we get some action soon.
Justin I hope y'all have a change in luck soon

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1/3 of the birds in Grayson County are Rios, 1/3 are Easterns, and 1/3 are hybrids.
A&M grad student is doing research to determine that
I left her some feathers and info from the the harvest

Thinking about a euro
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:33 PM   #27
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Congrats on the awesome trophy Tom!
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Old 04-26-2019, 10:03 PM   #28
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Congrats Brian! good job man!
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Old 04-27-2019, 07:30 AM   #29
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Nice bird
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Old 04-27-2019, 01:41 PM   #30
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Did anyone else get one?
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:07 PM   #31
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Did anyone else get one?


Brianís is the only one Iíve heard of so far. Winds picked up today and we havenít heard much gobbling. We are still at it!
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:29 PM   #32
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Hang in there!!! Don't call much, do more listening. Might try a crow call.
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Old 04-27-2019, 04:53 PM   #33
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congrats on the bird BTLowry!

it was the only one logged when I left this afternoon.
didn't hear or see anything but a deer today.
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:06 PM   #34
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Anybody get a final count?

Surely I Was not the only one to fill a tag?
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:42 PM   #35
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Nice one! Congratulations!
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Old 04-28-2019, 10:53 PM   #36
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Anybody get a final count?

Surely I Was not the only one to fill a tag?
When we checked out last n night you were it. We never could find any birds. Left this morning.

Tall grass and the bird weren't talking much where we went. Saw a ton on the pig hunt. We did have pigs in bow range a couple times, wish we colds shot them. Saw two cotton mouths, which is never fun.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:39 AM   #37
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Congrats on a good bird and good hunt!
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:03 PM   #38
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I was finally able to get a gobbler on the ground on Sunday morning up there. When I checked out around 10am yesterday, there were 4 birds total logged including mine (2 gobblers and 2 jakes).
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:49 PM   #39
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Nice work Brian
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:12 PM   #40
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I'm a few miles south of there and we've seen 1 hen last year on our property and another 1 this year but that's it.
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Old 04-29-2019, 09:15 PM   #41
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I was finally able to get a gobbler on the ground on Sunday morning up there. When I checked out around 10am yesterday, there were 4 birds total logged including mine (2 gobblers and 2 jakes).
Congrats and thanks for the update

Seems the turkeys are like the deer, concentrated around the refuge

I probably heard 8 gobbling before light Friday, figured there would be a higher success rate
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Old 04-30-2019, 03:59 PM   #42
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Congratulations! Awesome bird for sure
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:12 PM   #43
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I was finally able to get a gobbler on the ground on Sunday morning up there. When I checked out around 10am yesterday, there were 4 birds total logged including mine (2 gobblers and 2 jakes).
Congrats on the bird! Is that you, Nick?
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Old 04-30-2019, 08:38 PM   #44
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Congrats on the birds fellas! It’s a great hunt to be a part of. Very,very good chance of success for anyone willing to put in some time that even has half a clue as to turkey hunting!!
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:09 PM   #45
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Congrats on the bird! Is that you, Nick?
Yep, that was Nick. He'll post again in about 6 months lol.
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Old 04-30-2019, 10:19 PM   #46
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Yep, that was Nick. He'll post again in about 6 months lol.
Lol. Come on Nick, tell us the story. Don't leave us hangin
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Old 05-01-2019, 07:14 AM   #47
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Congrats.

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