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Something I've wanted to do for a long time #14182853 10/06/19
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I'm not a big fall turkey kinda guy but every October when we close our cabin for the winter I try to spend a morning sneaking around the farm looking for grouse and possibly something bigger. The gun was my FIL's pheasant gun from the 50's when he was in college. I've killed a couple hens and jakes in the past but I've usually let the Toms go as I love to hunt them in the spring. I've always said though if I got the chance with the old man's gun and some old black powder 8's that I would like to take one more fall longbeard. This morning everything fell into place and the hunting gods were on my side.
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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14184082 10/07/19
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Well done !! 👍👍


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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14184090 10/07/19
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Good job.


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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14184541 10/07/19
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Not sure how you got it done without a magnum load of TSS.

Good going.

Need to get out with the shotgun again. Usually have a bow in hand the full month of October.


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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14184791 10/07/19
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Very nice.. Fall hunting is my favorite... It is hunting, not calling...


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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter] #14185297 10/07/19
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Originally Posted by WyoCoyoteHunter
Very nice.. Fall hunting is my favorite... It is hunting, not calling...


Maybe a bit of both. I also enjoy the fall hunt.


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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14185314 10/07/19
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That’s awesome. Congratulations

Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: 10gaugemag] #14187943 10/08/19
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Originally Posted by 10gaugemag
Not sure how you got it done without a magnum load of TSS.

Good going.

Need to get out with the shotgun again. Usually have a bow in hand the full month of October.

Right? I've killed turkeys with everything but a 28, and that's only because I've never owned one. Killed one about 100 yards from this one a couple springs ago with the 410. That was fun too.
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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14188992 10/09/19
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That's great, nice Tom. To get it with your Fathers shotgun makes it a special trophy. I to like to hunt turkeys in fall. When our season opens next week, I hope to see a big tom like that, mostly hens and jakes this time of the year.

Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14190332 10/09/19
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Nice ! Is that an LC Smith double?

Bravo

Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14193095 10/10/19
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It’s a Baker Batavia Special. I live about 20 miles from where it was made. Best I can find online says it was made between 1909 and 1930 when they went out of business so she’s around 100 year old gun.


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Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14195880 10/11/19
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Outstanding and a great bird

Re: Something I've wanted to do for a long time [Re: bbassi] #14200417 Yesterday at 06:09 PM
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Nice !!,Did you bust a flock or call? What was the scenario.


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