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Offline GaTrapper

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May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« on: May 10, 2017, 02:29:15 pm »
Hey Y'all,

My wife was able to shoot a monster a few weeks ago.



Since then we have been terrorized by a group of 10 jakes and have been running off every opportunity we had at a gobbler. Since the jakes arrived I haven't seen or heard anymore gobblers.

On Friday, May 5, I decided to hit the woods after work for an evening hunt. I was dealing with 20+ mph winds and rain. I have a spot in a cattle field that is protected by a hedgerow. I set up there figuring that if any birds came out they would pick that spot. At 6:30 pm a jake popped into the field and I popped him.

Fast forward to Sunday morning.

It was 39 degrees and very foggy. The weatherman said it was going to be sunny so I setup the blind where the sun hits first thing in the morning. The wife and I were in the blind and by 7:30 the field was still very foggy and the wife was wanting to go back to bed. I told her that as soon as the fog clears out and the sun starts to warm up the field these birds would want to be out there to sun themselves since the previous three days were rainy and cold.

I decided to pull out a box call that I haven't used in a few years and started to send a few calls out. Seconds later a hen started yelping like crazy and didn't stop for several minutes. As she was yelping we heard a gobble over the hill. Then we see two gobblers headed our way. The birds got to 40-45 yards and hung up.  I told my wife to shoot the one on the left and I took the bird on the right.



Wife's bird


My bird


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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2017, 06:06:01 pm »
Beautiful birds!

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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2017, 06:58:48 pm »
  I'm impressed, it sounds like you put in some time and earned them. Congrats to both of you.
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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2017, 09:18:09 pm »
Lucky you both.  ;D
None of the family is hunting turkeys here this year. I have mine land posted to keep the birds for them. And to keep some of the knuckle heads from shooting towards the house.  ::)  Happened twice. Once land was not posted,second time,he stood between 2 no trespassing signs and shot the turkey.
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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 09:25:24 pm »
Dad gum.....you and the Mrs. was on a roll!
I'm thinking......

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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2017, 06:43:40 pm »
Well done! Very nice birds.
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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2017, 10:19:39 pm »
Good job.
Nice looking couple and couple of nice looking birds.
It's great to have a partner that does what you like to do also.

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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2017, 06:39:34 am »
Good job.
Nice looking couple and couple of nice looking birds.
It's great to have a partner that does what you like to do also.
sometimes its nice my wife use to go deer hunting with me all the time even if I told her nicely I wanted to go with the guys  she would always say I want to go to err so one day we all went and one of the guys shot a deer in the ars by mistake and it started blatting bad she went crazy called us names and never came hunting with us again  ;D nice birds

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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 08:36:24 am »
nice turkys..those are T-REX spurs

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Re: May 7--Georgia Turkey Double---PICTURES
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 07:47:14 pm »
Turkey, it's what's for dinner!.... And breakfast, and lunch, and dinner, and breakfast, and lunch.....   :D

Nice birds. Never seen any nearly that large around here.
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