2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Jamey » May 7th, 2017, 4:29 pm

#6 for the season, #1 for TN
WHO: Me - Jamey
DATE: 5/6
TIME: 6:15 am
STATE: TN
SPECIES: eastern
WEAPON: Mossy SA-20
AMMO: T9 2-3/4" 1-7/16oz Hals load
CALL & MAKER: me Rex Calls trumpet
BEARD 1: 10
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: .75
LEFT SPUR: .75
WEIGHT: ?
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Went to where I heard him on Monday and ended up calling in the satellite bird while the target bird was taking care of hen business. They were still with lots of hens in TN.

Running Total: 83
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Matt / PA
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Location: Schuylkill Co, PA

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Matt / PA » May 10th, 2017, 10:58 am

Tag#1
Who: Me
Date: 5/1/17
Time: 8:35
Where: Pennsylvania
Species: Eastern
Weapon: Custom 20ga flintlock smoothbore
Ammo: TSS #9 , 1 5/8oz, over 100grs of Goex 3Fg black
Call & Maker: Stainless over Slate , John Sinclair, PA
Beard: 10 1/4"
Right Spur: 1 1/16"
Left Spur: 1 1/16"
Weight: 22.44 lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: A crazy lonely bird who just wanted to die. He gobbled on his own midmorning on a property I can't hunt. Got him answering and he marched 200yds down a hillside, crossed a creek, a 2 lane paved road and 150 yards up my side to his death at 23yards!
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Who: Me
Date: 5/4/17
Time: 9AM
Where: Pennsylvania
Species: Eastern
Weapon: Custom 20ga flintlock smoothbore
Ammo: TSS #9 , 1 5/8oz, over 100grs Goex 3Fg black
Call & Maker: Stainless over Slate , John Sinclair, PA
Beard: 10 1/2"
Right Spur: 1"
Left Spur: 1"
Weight: 20.16 lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Patience and knowing the limitations of the gun. It patterns great but didn't want to push it much beyond 40yards. This bird and 2 others skirted at 45-50 yards and it was tough laying off the trigger but I didn't want to ruin a morning with a poor decision. I knew their history and travels and adjusted position a bit figuring on a return visit later.......That patience was rewarded with a 28yd chipshot on their way back 2hrs later.
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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by turkeyinstrut » May 10th, 2017, 11:11 am

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WHO: Me
DATE: 5/10/17
TIME: 8:45
STATE: WV
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Benelli M2 20 Ga.
AMMO: 1 5/8 TSS 9.5's
CALL & MAKER: Preston Pittman Diaphram
BEARD 1: 10"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1 1/4"
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4"
WEIGHT: 20.5 Lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Persistance, Persistance, Persistance. I stayed with this bird from daybreak, he gathered two hens and I just kept moving on him until I finally got to where they were going. It took 2 hours and 45 minutes but I finally got to squeeze the trigger on him.

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Grunt-N-Gobble
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Location: Westmoreland Co. PA

Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Grunt-N-Gobble » May 11th, 2017, 4:31 pm

WHO: Me........ Grunt-N-Gobble
DATE: 05/06/17
TIME: 7:56 AM
STATE: PA
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 12ga. Rem. 11-87 Shotgun
AMMO: Custom Handload 2 1/8oz TSS
CALL & MAKER: Flextone Mouth Call & Dave Hollran Cherry Slate
BEARD 1: 9 3/4"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/2"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: 23.5 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Setup & decoys out in a field the birds frequent during a light rain. 2 gobblers and 3 jakes hit the field around 7:30am however it took some time calling and having them look at the decoys for awhile before finally committing to check things out. The 2 LB's ran into the decoys and I picked out one and shot him. He's got a cool color pattern to his beard.


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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » May 12th, 2017, 7:15 am

Maury co. Tn
Sbe2 2 oz of 8.5s
9-1/2" beard
7/8ths spurs

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » May 12th, 2017, 7:18 am

Lauderdale co.
Sbe2 2 oz 8.5
10-3/4" beard
1-1/4" spurs

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » May 12th, 2017, 7:19 am

Hardin co. Tn
Sbe2 2oz 8.5
12-1/2" beard
6-1/2" beard
1-5/16 spurs

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » May 12th, 2017, 7:21 am

Hardin co. Tn
Sbe2
9-1/2" beard
15/16" spurs

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CB on the run
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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by CB on the run » May 13th, 2017, 4:21 pm

WHO: CB
DATE: 5/1/2017
TIME: 11:10am
STATE: NY
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 20 ga Remington 1100
AMMO: Fed HW #7
CALL & MAKER: XT Kee Kee diaphram
BEARD 1: 8"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 7/8"
LEFT SPUR: 7/8"
WEIGHT: 19 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Hen & finally left moved 4 times

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by MAK » May 15th, 2017, 10:53 am

WHO: MAK
DATE: 5.4.17
TIME: 8am
STATE: PA
SPECIES:Eastern
WEAPON: 870 Magnum- 12 ga
AMMO:Winchester Supremes - 2 oz #4 shot
CALL & MAKER: Albert Paul Box / HS Strutt Old Boss Hen
BEARD 1: 9 1/2"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: 23 lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Set up

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by MAK » May 15th, 2017, 10:56 am

WHO: MAK
DATE: 5.12.17
TIME: 10:45 am
STATE: PA
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 870 SP - 12 ga
AMMO: Winchester Longbeards - 1 3/4 oz of #4 shot
CALL & MAKER: Quaker Boy Old Boss Hen / Crystal - maker unknown
BEARD 1: 9 1/2"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: 21 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Patience, not something I'm good at.


Running Total: 94
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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Grunt-N-Gobble » May 15th, 2017, 4:06 pm

WHO: Me........ Grunt-N-Gobble
DATE: 05/13/17
TIME: 7:45 AM
STATE: PA
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 12ga. Rem. 11-87 Shotgun
AMMO: Custom Handload 2oz 7x7
CALL & MAKER: Flextone Mouth Call & Dave Hollran Cherry Slate
BEARD 1: 9 1/2"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/16"
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/16"
WEIGHT: 15.5 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Patience, setup & decoys out in a field the birds frequent after the rain. 2 gobblers entered the field and stayed out there about 125yds gobbling at everything. After walking away, the strutter turned and came back our way into the decoys. After they danced around the dekes, they separated enough for my Dad and I to each shoot one. First time we've ever doubled-up.


Running Total: 95

WHO: My Dad........ Wayne
DATE: 05/13/17
TIME: 7:45 AM
STATE: PA
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 12ga. Mossberg 835 Shotgun
AMMO: Custom Handload 1 3/4oz Hevishot
CALL & MAKER: Flextone Mouth Call & Dave Hollran Cherry Slate
BEARD 1: 9 1/2"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/4"
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4"
WEIGHT: 18.5 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: See the reason above. Dad and I doubled-up on these birds


Running Total: 96
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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by HunterGKS » May 17th, 2017, 2:40 pm

WHO: HunterGKS
DATE: 05/03/2017
TIME: 06:23 A.M.
STATE: New York
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 11-87
AMMO: Federal Heavyweight #7
CALL & MAKER: Thanks Giving Box Call by Ron Clough & Primos Mouth Call
BEARD 1: 8 ½”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 6/8”
LEFT SPUR: 7/8”
WEIGHT: 18 lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Horny 2 year old

Running Total: 97
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


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Post by HunterGKS » May 17th, 2017, 2:41 pm

WHO: HunterGKS
DATE: 05/10/2017
TIME: 06:27 A.M.
STATE: Ohio
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 11-87
AMMO: Federal Heavyweight #7
CALL & MAKER: Thanks Giving Box Call by Ron Clough & Primos Mouth Call
BEARD 1: 4 ½”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/8”
LEFT SPUR: 3/8”
WEIGHT: 14 lbs. 7 ozs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Hot & horny jake.

Running Total: 98
George

YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR BODY STILL. YOUR HEART JUST HASN'T CAUGHT ON.

.17 = NITRO OF THE RIMFIRE WORLD


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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by joey46 » May 18th, 2017, 2:45 pm

WHO: joey46
DATE: 3/18
TIME: 9:30am
STATE: FL
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: 870
AMMO: some of the last of my old white hevi 13
CALL: K&H Lonesome Hen and Holleren Slate (they really liked the slate)
BEARD: 10"
RT: 1 1/2
LFT: 1 1/2
WEIGHT: little over 20#
#! REASON: Old spot that usually pays off. Stuck it out even though they didn't gobble early. Three came in at 9:30am.

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by joey46 » May 18th, 2017, 2:53 pm

WHO: joey46
DATE: 3/28
TIME: 7:15am
STATE: FL
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: Knight TK 2000 mzl
AMMO: #6 shot with 70 gr black powder
CALL: K & H Lonesome Hen
BEARD: 8 1/2
RT: 1/2 broken
LFT: 1 1/4
WEIGHT: 16#
#1 REASON: FL quota hunt that took 5 years to draw. Scouted heavily over several days. Birds were there.

If you can't get #1 then #100 will do :D
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Post by soiltester » May 21st, 2017, 11:22 am

WHO: Soiltester
DATE: 5/20/17
TIME: 6:20 am
STATE: MI
SPECIES :Eastern
WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump
AMMO: MY good ole' 2 3/4" # 5 reloads
CALL & MAKER: Ed Terefencko box
BEARD 1: 11 1/4:
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1/8"
WEIGHT: 21# 15oz
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Finally got the toms figured out and set up in a non-wooded/hiding area that required decoys and a pop up blind! Had 2 come in perfect fron a woods 1/4 mile away across a planted soy field.and we doubled!!
Running Total: 101
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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » May 22nd, 2017, 2:36 pm

WHO: Hawg
DATE: 5/15/17
TIME: 6:02 am
SPECIES : Western Mountain Bird mix
WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump
AMMO: 2 3/4" #8 reloads
CALL & MAKER: Hustlin Hen, Quaker Boy Kee Kee, World Champ
BEARD: 8"
RIGHT SPUR: 3/4" sharp
LEFT SPUR: 3/4" sharp
WEIGHT: 14 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Set up in a good spot on roosting birds and got the hens to commit and bring the toms over.
Running Total: 102

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » May 22nd, 2017, 2:38 pm

WHO: Hawg
DATE: 5/15/17
TIME: 6:02 am
SPECIES : Western Mountain Bird mix
WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump
AMMO: 2 3/4" #8 reloads
CALL & MAKER: Hustlin Hen, Quaker Boy Kee Kee, World Champ
BEARD: 9"
RIGHT SPUR: 7/8" sharp
LEFT SPUR: 7/8" sharp
WEIGHT: 18 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Set up in a good spot on roosting birds and got the hens to commit and bring the toms over, and was able to double.
Running Total: 103

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » May 22nd, 2017, 2:41 pm

WHO: Hawg
DATE: 5/15/17
TIME: 9:17 am
SPECIES : Western Mountain Bird mix
WEAPON: 12 Mossberg 500 pump
AMMO: 2 3/4" #8 reloads
CALL & MAKER: Hustlin Hen, Quaker Boy Kee Kee, World Champ
BEARD: 9"
RIGHT SPUR: 7/8" sharp
LEFT SPUR: 7/8" sharp
WEIGHT: 17 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Willing to cover ground and successfully find birds in unfamiliar territory.
Running Total: 104

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by quavers16 » May 25th, 2017, 6:30 pm

Tagged out in New York with a nice 20 pounder.
Took a jake 1 week ago
20lbs
1" spurs
81/2" beard
Taken in the Orange County,NY--Black Dirt Area-5/25/17.

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by swampchicken » May 26th, 2017, 8:21 am

ME
5/13/17
3:00pm
Nebraska
12ga Winchester 1300
3-2-7 tss
8.75 beard
7/8" spurs

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by swampchicken » May 26th, 2017, 8:25 am

ME
5/15/17
8:00am
Nebraska
12ga Winchester 1300
3-2-7 tss
9" beard
3/4" spurs

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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by ncturkey » August 24th, 2017, 3:30 pm

WHO: Mike Rowland (ncturkey)
DATE: April 8 2017
TIME: 10:20 AM
STATE: North Carolina
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 11-87 SPS 3" 12 guage with Indian Creek .665 Choke
AMMO: Hevi 13 3" 2 oz. #6
CALL & MAKER: Antique Bald Cypress and Walnut Short Box by Jeff McKamey
Wormy Ambrosia Maple Slate over glass Pot Caller by Al & Josh Shoemaker
Quartersawn Osage Bronzed Glass over glass Pot Caller by Daryl Slaton
Player Mouth Caller by Hook's Custom Calls.
BEARD 1: 4 1/2"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/8"
LEFT SPUR: 3/8"
WEIGHT: 18 lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: New hunting ground with a good population of turkeys. It was opening morning and the birds were not pressured. I called almost no stop to get this Super Jake to with in range only to miss him. Then get him on the second shot. So the #1 reason for this successful hunt was Luck.


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Re: 2017 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by ncturkey » August 24th, 2017, 3:48 pm

WHO: Mike Rowland (ncturkey)
DATE: April 15 2017
TIME: 12:00 PM (High Noon)
STATE: North Carolina
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 11-87 SPS 3" 12 guage with Indian Creek .665 Choke
AMMO: Hevi 13 3" 2 oz. #6
CALL & MAKER: Antique Bald Cypress and Walnut Short Box by Jeff McKamey
Wormy Ambrosia Maple Slate over glass Pot Caller by Al & Josh Shoemaker
Quartersawn Osage Bronzed Glass over glass Pot Caller by Daryl Slaton
Impersonator Mouth Caller by Hook's Custom Calls.
BEARD 1: 11 1/2"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1 3/8"
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4"
WEIGHT: 21 lbs. 11 oz.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL "Right Place At The Right Time" along with some
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