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Son got his bird tonight #6524193
04/23/19 07:50 PM
04/23/19 07:50 PM
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Awesome hunt and a few videos

First had a coon foraging by us, took video

2nd a deer crossed the creek and came nearby. Took video

3rd two toms and a jake walked up from behind us and walked by at 4-5 yards, took video

My boy wanted a bigger bird so he passed, the biggest one he could see itís spurs when it walked by and he figured it wasnít mature enough

While taking the video of the 3 birds go out in to the old corn field the raccoon returns and the deer heads out into field too. All in video

Then 24 minutes later another Tom comes from behind us, I tell him itís big. Itís beard not huge but a larger bird
I tell him I think he should shoot this one. He does, on video also

Not huge but 24 1/2 lbs, 9Ē beard, 1 3/8Ē spurs with a nice hook in them

Guess I wonít have to get up early tomorrow

My season starts in early May


Very little calling, and the three that came right next to us walked right through our decoys and never interacted with them.

Really an amazing hunt with all the activity and to video it all was really nice too

Last edited by Michigan Trappin; 04/23/19 07:52 PM.

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If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524269
04/23/19 08:39 PM
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That sounds like a great hunt. It's amazing how busy the world gets out there, isn't it? So nice that you captured all kinds of activity on video, capped off with a nice bird for your son. Congrats to you both!


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Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524274
04/23/19 08:42 PM
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Congratulations to you both on a great hunt to each his own but i'd call 24 1/2 lbs Huge


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Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524284
04/23/19 08:51 PM
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Anything over 20 down here is pretty huge, lol! Congrats to you and your son!

Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524301
04/23/19 09:01 PM
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Congrats to him. Sounds like a great day overall

Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524418
04/24/19 04:33 AM
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We hunted the exact location the night before and never seen anything but two squirrels

We had a discussion about hunting a different location but we agreed to return to that spot because some days the birds just go in a different route. Wow what a difference, all sorts of different wildlife activity


Every day is a gift from GOD, don't waste it!!

If they have plenty of food, give them something interesting to smell
Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524484
04/24/19 07:00 AM
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When you hunted that area the night before, your hen calls may have given those boys an idea about where they could find some girls the next morning. You probably created your own good hunt!


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Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524485
04/24/19 07:08 AM
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Great job.


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Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524492
04/24/19 07:14 AM
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Nice bird congrats!!


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Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524570
04/24/19 09:32 AM
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Good job and congratulations


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Re: Son got his bird tonight [Re: Michigan Trappin] #6524581
04/24/19 09:51 AM
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Sounds like a great hunt. A 24 lber is a big bird

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