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    Quote Originally Posted by 25contender View Post
    20 lb bird
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    1 1/4" spurs
    Bird flew of the roost after some soft calls . Landed 5 steps from me . Boom Flop.


    Missed this early... big bird. Nice work.

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    Man, all these Merriams are making me seriously jealous! Awesome birds guys! I've got to add a Merriam to the list.
    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOHNTR View Post
    CA Gobbler:

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    BOHNTR, that's an Eastern, correct? Wasn't expecting to see Easterns in CA.
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    BOHNTR, that's an Eastern, correct? Wasn't expecting to see Easterns in CA.
    It's a Merriam. We also have some Rio's in certain portions of the state. No Eastern's out here.
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    Turkey #2 this year, 22#, 9 in beard, 1 in spurs. Shot at 12 yards out the back window of blind and only went a couple yards then piled up. Even with 25 mph winds and gusts to 40 mph today pays to scout and know where they roost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcfireninja View Post
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    Turkey #2 this year, 22#, 9 in beard, 1 in spurs. Shot at 12 yards out the back window of blind and only went a couple yards then piled up. Even with 25 mph winds and gusts to 40 mph today pays to scout and know where they roost.

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    Warning, graphic.

    Called a bird in yesterday. He hung up bad at 50 yards, then suddenly decided to commit. He didn't give me a shot until he was 12 steps away.

    The Indian Creek choke tube did a number on him. I think I got him with a decent percentage of the pattern.










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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    BOHNTR, that's an Eastern, correct? Wasn't expecting to see Easterns in CA.
    Sure looks like an eastern to me, but I don't claim to be an expert.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Shot my last Missouri bird yesterday morning. Roosted the birds the night before, but miscalculated a little on where they went up, and ended up kicking 5 hens of the roost. Was pretty bummed about that, but a bird down from us was pretty fired up, so we sat down in our intended spot. As it started getting daylight, we heard birds drumming, and finally a gobble right behind us! As it got light, we could start to see one of the two toms gobbling, probably no more than 40 yards from us.
    A tom and 3 hens flew down, over our heads, and landed about 60 yards out. The rest of the flock flew off about 150 yards or so. The tom messed around for about an hour or so, as it became clear he wasn't going to commit. He was about 75 yards out, when he put a brush pile between us. I belly crawled out to the brush pile, and wacked him from about 40 yards, thus ending me and my partners Missouri and Kansas turkey seasons.

    To go to Nebraska now, or not. I'm thinking the Mrs. would prefer not, even though I only hunted 8 days so far this year.
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    My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fink View Post
    Shot my last Missouri bird yesterday morning. Roosted the birds the night before, but miscalculated a little on where they went up, and ended up kicking 5 hens of the roost. Was pretty bummed about that, but a bird down from us was pretty fired up, so we sat down in our intended spot. As it started getting daylight, we heard birds drumming, and finally a gobble right behind us! As it got light, we could start to see one of the two toms gobbling, probably no more than 40 yards from us.
    A tom and 3 hens flew down, over our heads, and landed about 60 yards out. The rest of the flock flew off about 150 yards or so. The tom messed around for about an hour or so, as it became clear he wasn't going to commit. He was about 75 yards out, when he put a brush pile between us. I belly crawled out to the brush pile, and wacked him from about 40 yards, thus ending me and my partners Missouri and Kansas turkey seasons.

    To go to Nebraska now, or not. I'm thinking the Mrs. would prefer not, even though I only hunted 8 days so far this year.
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    Nice bird! I'm headed to NW Nebraska to chase some Merriams for the first time. Shot two hybrids in SE Nebraska a couple weeks ago but haven't hunted since. Wanted to save a tag for a chance at a Merriams.
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