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Old April 30, 2011, 10:50 AM   #1
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5 beards

just got my first turkey this year.
i was running late hit the woods at 6:05 and was heading back home at 6:30. as i was walking to my spot i could hear a tom gobbling right by it so i jogged closer threw my decoy up had pruning shears cut a shooting lane right in front of me and started calling.
had a custom mouth call and a hs strut ring zone glass striker, he seemed to prefer the ring zone and just went nuts every time i would use them together. as he was getting closer some hens and another tom started talking back to me and he really started getting worked up. he hung up around 50 yards for a few minutes but he just couldn't take it any longer and at 35 yards i clucked he came out of strut and it was all over!

5 beards longest 10 inches shortest 2 5/8. one spur was broken and other was 13/16. weighed exactly 18 lbs. 3 or 4 years ago i killed one in the same spot with two beards. must be something in the water
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Old April 30, 2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Congrats dude!!! I can feel the adrenalin from here!!
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Old April 30, 2011, 08:40 PM   #3
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We always like to see pictures......

You got more beards on one bird than I've gotten birds......
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Old April 30, 2011, 09:01 PM   #4
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Got to have pics!!
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Old April 30, 2011, 09:16 PM   #5
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We need...pics


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Old May 2, 2011, 09:18 PM   #6
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here ya go! not the best pics but you get the point.
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Old May 3, 2011, 08:10 PM   #7
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Nice looking turkey.

Work on the picture taking........maybe get someone better looking to hold the bird next time...
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Old May 4, 2011, 06:01 PM   #8
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haha i would have had the turkey hold himself up, but i blew off his face!
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Old May 13, 2011, 02:27 AM   #9
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mount

Take those loose beards and a strip of leather. Punch 5 holes in the leather and attach the beards using super glue and fitting them to said holes in the manner that they appeared on the bird.

Take the leather strip and brass tack it vertically to a stained pine board a foot or so square. You can burn the date, and other limited info into the board before staining. Add the spurs (I hang mine from a brass cup hook) and a photo if you'd like and it'll make a fair, affordable mount.
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Old May 13, 2011, 04:39 AM   #10
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Water

Nice bird, can you get me some of that water.
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Old May 13, 2011, 03:04 PM   #11
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That is a lot of beards...two around here =
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