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AlabamaDave
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« on: March 17, 2018, 10:06:34 PM »

I got to the lease late Thursday, just after daylight, but I didn't care much because it was opening day and I wasn't in a hurry. When I got to my listening spot I saw four whitetails run off down the hill, thank god they didn't blow at me. Then off to my right I saw A hen in the road and she ran back down the road toward the swamp. I thought, oh well Ill just sit down and see what happens. After a few minutes I heard one gobble behind me in the same direction the deer ran off. So I yelped a series of yelps on a cardinal wood and padauk one sider I made. He triple gobbled and another turkey gobbled off to my right. OH BOY! this is going to get good. The gobbler on my right sounded much deeper and older, His gobble was louder and harder and he is the one I wanted to kill, so that's the way I pointed my gun. After a few minutes I could tell the one on my left was getting to me quicker than the one on the right! All of A sudden I could hear drumming and normally I cant hear drumming unless there extremely close. About that time I heard him walking in the plowed dirt. I cut my eyes and we were eyeball to eyeball! he stopped for just a few seconds but kept slowly walking out in front of me and the end of my gun barrel!
I had to move my gun slightly and he gave me a perfect target by stretching his neck out and  I couldn't resist, so I let him have it! At less than ten yards, it tore his head up!
He was too close for comfort!

18 1/2 pounds
7/8      spurs
9 1/2   beard





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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 10:35:11 PM »

Ouch... old dead eye..... Congrat's on a very nice bird......
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2018, 03:01:03 AM »

Good story. Congrats!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 08:41:32 PM »

Congrats. Dave good bird and nice shooting.

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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2018, 10:29:52 PM »

 I'm extremely envious !!! Our season doesn't open till, April 14. Taking my grandson April 7-8 for youth season. Congratulations......keep them coming!   Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 11:52:16 PM »

That's shootin' in the face... Nice one Dave!!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2018, 12:57:41 AM »

Great way to start the season! Thanks for sharing the hunt!  Thumbs Up 
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« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2018, 06:10:28 PM »

Congrats Dave on a fine gobbler! Thumbs Up
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2018, 04:15:49 PM »

Great story Dave and OUCH!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 08:09:43 PM »

great story and congrats Dave
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