Dakota's Turkey!

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  1. 4DABUCKS

    4DABUCKS PMA Member

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    After missing the 1st part of youth season due to a trip out catching walleyes on Erie, the weather forcasted for today looked like our best opportunity before regular season started! So needless to say today was a free day off for both of us. It was a really slow morning, as we heard our last gobble at 6:38. For the next 4 hrs we never heard a bird. We we were deciding to pack it up, out of nowhere I spotted 2 toms coming in at 30yds and closing fast! I told him to get ready and take your best shot! With in what seemed like seconds both birds were at 6 yds! As if he was in auto pilot, I heard the safety 1st then Boom!
    After such a slow morning, in a matter of 2 minutes it was done!
    11 inch beard
    1 1/8th spurs
    23 lbs
     
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  3. 4DABUCKS

    4DABUCKS PMA Member

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    Pics from above's post![​IMG][​IMG]

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    Well done!
     
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    Nice job Dakota and congrats on your turkey!!
     
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    LoessHillsArcher Well-Known Member

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    That's awesome!! Way to go guys!
     
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    Very nice! Way to go Dakota!!!
     
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    It can happen fast - and when you least expect it. Well done Dakota. That close can be a miss if you are not right on with your aim.
     
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    Excellent, good time and congrats! How was the fishing?
     
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    Good times! Congrats, love the smiles!
     
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    Nice work on the gobbler! Congrats! On a second note, how was your fishing on Erie? I leave on the 20th for a week where we take the ferry across and stay in Put in Bay and fish around the islands and Camp Perry firing range. Hope to get that 32" this year!

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    Fishing was good! We caught 9 or ten in that 9-10 lb range that we realesed. We were able to fish the islands every day but 1. That day we went @ to the Detroit River. Fishing on the river was awesome! It was stacked with 16-23 inch males. We normally go the last wk of April but wanted to try for a big one. Good luck to all who are headed out and stay safe, that lake can change in a hurry!
    This is an average fish that we were catching![​IMG]

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    Nice bird!
     
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    Awesome job, congrats to Dakota!!!
     
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    Thats a good bird. Congrats to Dakota!
     
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    What a great bird, Congrats.
     
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    Congrats. Very good catch!
     

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