Daughter killed one this morning!!

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  1. RLWEBB

    RLWEBB 12 pointer

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    IMG_1418.JPG IMG_1419.JPG Well Paige got it done this morning. Birds gobbled great on the roost and once they hit the ground they continued gobbling good. We had two birds in front gobbling and one behind us gobbling. Both sets of birds answered our calls but it was apparent pretty quick that they weren't coming. After several deer and bull elk come in to check the decoys, things got pretty quiet. Around 10:00 I decided to changed calls and got out an old slate call that I've had for years. I cut pretty hard and this bird answered behind us but a long way off. I figured I'd stay quiet to see if he'd cut the distance any but after about 30 minutes we hadn't heard him again so I got out a sandwich and some nabs and just eating away. Paige had a book with her and had started reading. I was looking out the front of the blind eating when Paige grabbed my leg and whispered that there was a gobbler right beside the blind. I slowly peeked through an opening and saw him walking beside the blind heading to the decoys. I could have stuck my arm out and grabbed him. She got her shotgun ready and had it on him following him as he walked. He didn't strut but threw his head back almost like he was looking straight up. He was heading towards the strutter decoy but she didn't let him get that far. She made one good shot and he was stone dead. She was so pumped to kill him and dad was too! What a great morning to spend in God's creation and her killing the gobbler was just the icing on the cake! 18 pounds, 11" beard, 1 1/8" spurs and yes she carried him all the way to the truck!
     
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  2. JDMiller

    JDMiller 12 pointer

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    Congrats to the young lady... very well done!!
     
  3. turkeyhunter91

    turkeyhunter91 10 pointer

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    Way to hang in there congratulations on a great bird.
     
  4. Gooch

    Gooch 8 pointer

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    nice congrats
     
  5. Wrangler

    Wrangler 6 pointer

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    Very nice,congrats!!
     
  6. hollandhunter

    hollandhunter 12 pointer

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    Congrats to you both. Another life long memory made im sure.
     
  7. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 10 pointer

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  8. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 8 pointer

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    Congratulations to you both.
     
  9. bondhu

    bondhu 10 pointer

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  10. littlebear

    littlebear 12 pointer

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    Nice bird. Enjoyed reading about the hunt.
     
  11. Semp

    Semp 10 pointer

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    Congrats to the young lady! Nice story and pic too.
     

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