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piercfh
April 24, 2007, 08:43 PM
The Alabama season started out pretty tuff, but things started coming around about two weeks ago. I haven't been able to hunt as much as I wanted due to school, but I manage to get in about 3-4 mornings a week.

Heres how I have done so far.

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24021&stc=1&d=1177465459
Twenty pound bird with inch spurs and a ten inch beard. He gobbled around 5:15 and then came in to a strutting decoy(homemade) and a hen. He hung at 80 yards and finally broke after some loud purring on my part and came right to the decoy. Flopped at 35 yards.

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24022&stc=1&d=1177465859

This Bird Went 23.6 pounds and had 1.25 inch spurs, but the beard was lacking at only 6 inches. This morning it was raining, the wind was blowing, and it was pretty chilly. We snuck through a swamp and cut this bird off at the edge of a field. Flopped at 54 steps.

One weekend left in the season, and finals are coming up. O well!

Desertfox
April 26, 2007, 04:39 AM
Good hunting and congrats!

bcarver
April 26, 2007, 02:55 PM
Beard length can be odd. I killed one 2 years ago and 70% of the beard had never grown past 6" while the rest was from 6" to 10.25".
Killed one this year that was only 8.5" and wavy but with 1"spurs and weighed 21# another 2 year old bird from the same area was 9.5"and straight.

jaymag
May 5, 2007, 07:48 PM
I know your feeling.I got you today for the first time.Many deer but my first turkey.Good shot.

HuntCast
May 13, 2007, 08:24 PM
Nice looking pics! After 3 weeks of failure on my part, it's nice to see SOMEONE get one, lol.

FirstFreedom
May 14, 2007, 02:05 PM
Very nice! 23+ pounds is a BIG bird. Good shootin (& callin).

Dirty_Harry
May 23, 2007, 09:23 AM
Can you hunt turkeys with a rifle anywhere?

castnblast
May 23, 2007, 08:56 PM
Dirty Harry, you can hunt turkey w/ a rifle in Tx, except those counties w/ an Eastern Turkey season...It is legal to shoot the Rio's w/ a rifle. I shot one during the general rifle season (deer) 2 years ago w/ a 300 win mag...It's all I had. 43 yds, right in the base of the neck. Needless to say, I took his head off. Had a 10" beard. And no, I don't advocate the 300 win as the optimum turkey gun...I can already hear it comming....