Bagging a Gobbler in the Appalachian Mountains: A Tale of Patience and Persistence

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  • shotgun
  • 19 lbs
  • 47
    body length (in)
  • 11
    beard length (in)
  • eastern
  • 2
    total spur length (in)
  • public
    land type
  • 1
    right spur length (in)
  • 1
    left spur length (in)
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    It's bittersweet everytime I kill a turkey for I love the hunt however this one was especially hard as our limit has been drastically reduced recently. But on the bright side I plan to spend more time in the woods with friends and family with them behind the gun,  which I'm finding is more rewarding than doing it myself anyways. Thanks for reading and good luck to all those still chasing thunder!

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  • Joe's avatar

    That’s a great hunt to end a season on. Congratulations. It’s fun to get em in tight.

  • Mervin's avatar

    Congratulations no better hunt than one on one (or two in this case). No blinds no decoys. That’s the way I was taught to turkey hunt. Great job.

  • Adam D's avatar

    Awesome! Congrats! You shooting TSS with that 410?

  • Tom's avatar

    Great story. Thanks for the share, my season starts next week Wednesday hope to find one that will cooperate.

  • Joshua's avatar

    Great story! thanks for sharing it with us

  • Mike's avatar

    Dropping putts on a putt is a generally well kept secret. May not have worked on that spot, but I’ll bet it saved the area. Fine work man👊

  • Turbo's avatar

    Heck yeah brother....congrats!!! 👊🤠👍

  • Derek's avatar

    Incredible story, brother. Congratulations!

  • Eli's avatar

    Dang you're on them!! Congrats!!

  • Wayne's avatar

    Great story thanks for sharing

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    @Cameron thanks

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    @Joe thanks man, I took dad yesterday and a buddy tomorrow, hopefully I'm not none watching em flop!

  • Cameron's avatar

    @Appalachian You are welcome.

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    @Mervin Yessir, I've killed 97% of my birds that way! the others were wide open cow pasture birds

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    @Adam thanks man, yeah shooting tss but I think I could got this one with the #7 dove loads I had for backup

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    @Tom good luck!

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    @Joshua no problem!

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    @Mike that's right, I try to act more freaked out than they are 🤣

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    @Turbo preciate it 👊

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    @Derek thanks man, good luck out there!

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    @Eli 👊

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  • Larry's avatar

    Great story

  • Dave's avatar

    Nice work! Congratulations

  • David's avatar

    Awesome story. Congratulations!🦃👍👊

  • Ricky's avatar

    Great bird, congratulations 🦃

  • Jerry's avatar

    Nice bird and great picture! Congratulations

  • David's avatar

    well said! that's an amazing story and hunt man congrats on a great bird!

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    @Dave thanks

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    @David 👊

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    @Ricky thanks

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    @Jerry thanks

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    @David thanks

  • David's avatar

    You always have a great way of telling your stories. Love it man! Great job

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    @David Thanks, I appreciate it!

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Just an apex predator participating in his local ecology. Ex backcountry hiking trail builder turned Environmental Scientist. Schooled in Conservation of natural resources and biodiversity. Pretty much plumb eat up with it.

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