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WI Gobbler down #7565353
04/21/22 10:29 AM
04/21/22 10:29 AM
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Three Lakes,WI 71
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corky Offline OP
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22lbs., 11 inch beard, 1inch spurs

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Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565360
04/21/22 10:37 AM
04/21/22 10:37 AM
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Wisconsin
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Wisconsin
Nice bird, Corky! Way to go!

I go next week.

Moosetrot

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565362
04/21/22 10:40 AM
04/21/22 10:40 AM
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NC - Here there and everywhere
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Congrats!


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565364
04/21/22 10:43 AM
04/21/22 10:43 AM
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SW Georgia
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Outstanding bird! Congrats!

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565371
04/21/22 10:51 AM
04/21/22 10:51 AM
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La Crosse, WI
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Nice now what you going to do the rest the week??


Mac


"Never Forget Which Way Is Up"

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565412
04/21/22 11:34 AM
04/21/22 11:34 AM
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Northern Maine
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Congrats.Season opens here next Monday.


Nevada bound
Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565461
04/21/22 12:33 PM
04/21/22 12:33 PM
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Posts: 186
Michigan
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Good job !! Dandy bird ! Ours opens this Saturday, can't wait !!

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565472
04/21/22 12:45 PM
04/21/22 12:45 PM
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South Central Kansas
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Nice bird! Congratulations. Did you call him in in the snow? Call him Off of the roost? I love a good turkey hunting story

Last edited by KsTrapper88; 04/21/22 12:46 PM.

Derek
Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565473
04/21/22 12:46 PM
04/21/22 12:46 PM
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Congrats !!!!!

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565475
04/21/22 12:47 PM
04/21/22 12:47 PM
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Minnesota
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Congratulations


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Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565540
04/21/22 01:57 PM
04/21/22 01:57 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
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Eau Claire Wi
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Way to go! The Boy and I have two weeks till we get our chance.


Yeah we need the tale of the hunt!


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: KsTrapper88] #7565544
04/21/22 02:01 PM
04/21/22 02:01 PM
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Three Lakes,WI 71
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Originally Posted by KsTrapper88
Nice bird! Congratulations. Did you call him in in the snow? Call him Off of the roost? I love a good turkey hunting story

Here is the story:
I hunt a 1 acre food plot on my land. There is a stand of large red pines on one side where they roost. Swamp on 2 sides and grassy field behind me.

Yesterday a nice Tom with 9 hens entered the plot from the swamp. Unfortunately they were at the opposite end of the plot from me. They strutted and hung around for over an hour but I could not coax them into moving within range.

Today this Tom flew in from the pines alone. He came toward the decoys but hung up about 30 yards out. I thought I made a good shot but I broke a wing and he ran into the tag alder swamp. I tracked him in the snow for probably 100 yards until I saw him and got a second shot which ended it. It was like trailing a deer. Without snow I doubt I would have retrieved this bird.

After I got him I texted my neighbor who was also hunting. I told him what happened and that I would send a picture after I got my truck and picked up all my stuff. I'm 70 and didn't want to lug my gun, blind, decoys and bird through the snow. I left the bird on the trail and drove into the plot figuring I would pick up the bird on my way out. While I was getting my stuff my neighbor snuck in and took the bird and hid in the woods. I drove out and the bird was gone. I nearly stroked out until I saw my buddies footprints in the snow. LOL Payback will be sweet.

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565556
04/21/22 02:18 PM
04/21/22 02:18 PM
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Eau Claire Wi
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Good times to come! Now you'll have to tell us the conclusion after it happens!

You must be a ways up north to have that much snow left.


Life sure is tough when you don't learn from the mistakes of others.
Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565638
04/21/22 05:03 PM
04/21/22 05:03 PM
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South Central Kansas
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Thatís a great story, thanks for sharing. I could only imagine coming back and finding my turkey gone, haha
I bet your blood pressure did go way up for a minute there.


Derek
Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565648
04/21/22 05:16 PM
04/21/22 05:16 PM
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Dunbar, Wisconsin
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Originally Posted by corky


After I got him I texted my neighbor who was also hunting. I told him what happened and that I would send a picture after I got my truck and picked up all my stuff. I'm 70 and didn't want to lug my gun, blind, decoys and bird through the snow. I left the bird on the trail and drove into the plot figuring I would pick up the bird on my way out. While I was getting my stuff my neighbor snuck in and took the bird and hid in the woods. I drove out and the bird was gone. I nearly stroked out until I saw my buddies footprints in the snow. LOL Payback will be sweet.

grin laugh

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: Pike River] #7565704
04/21/22 06:56 PM
04/21/22 06:56 PM
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Rock Springs, WI
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Congrats Corky, nice bird!

Zim

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7565809
04/21/22 08:38 PM
04/21/22 08:38 PM
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Swords Creek, VA
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Super nice bird!! Congrats. Eric

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7566011
04/21/22 11:40 PM
04/21/22 11:40 PM
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Idaho
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Idaho
Congrats, nice tom.

Re: WI Gobbler down [Re: corky] #7566023
04/22/22 12:10 AM
04/22/22 12:10 AM
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Nothing this morning but I have a few more days to get one.
But talk about touchy birds. I spotted a big tom about 800 yards out In this open field I stopped the truck to glass It. Soon as I stopped he took off on a dead run. And this Is only the first day of the season.


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