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Old April 19, 2010, 12:17 PM   #1
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Got my bird

It's opening day in Michigan and I scored. Well, it's not the biggest bird in the world but I called him and a jake in and whacked him. He didn't call at all. I had a set up that was just perfect. I would have had to really mess up to be spotted. He was as close as 10 yards and I finally let him have it at about 15. He's about a 6" beard with not quite 1" spurs. Good good eat'in!
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Old April 19, 2010, 02:00 PM   #2
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Way to go!!!! Are you hunting in Genesee county?
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Old April 19, 2010, 02:31 PM   #3
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Yeah, Genesee county spring gobbler. We are getting so many birds down here. I remember when you had to go up north to even have a chance.
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Old April 19, 2010, 02:46 PM   #4
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Nice bird

Good hunting. So do you remove all the feathers and make him look store bought. Or skin it? I've wondering how people clean their turkeys.
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Old April 19, 2010, 06:54 PM   #5
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Skin it and breast it out. The legs and wings aren't much.
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Old April 19, 2010, 08:14 PM   #6
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Congrats

I got one friday at less than 7 yards. He had a weird beard. Only the bottom 1/3 was growing and the last two inches were curvy.
It was only 7 1/4" and should have been more like 9 1/2" (comparing his spurs to others I have killed/seen in the area)
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Old April 29, 2010, 01:15 AM   #7
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congrats

Looks like a good enough bird to me! And when the bead was on him, he looked plenty big I'm thinkin'. Way to go.
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