2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

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2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by HunterGKS » March 2nd, 2018, 3:40 pm

NOTE: THIS STRING IS TO BE USED TO RECORD KILLS. PLEASE DO NOT POST YOUR CONGRATS IN THIS STRING. THANKS.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD TO THE RUNNING TOTAL.


Here is a format you can follow when entering a kill. Just add your kill pictures then copy and paste the format in this post and fill it in. And enter what number kill it is.

WHO:
DATE:
TIME:
STATE:
SPECIES:
WEAPON:
AMMO:
CALL & MAKER:
BEARD 1:
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR
LEFT SPUR:
WEIGHT:
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)

Running Total:
George

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

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by phutch30 » March 30th, 2018, 4:51 pm

Come on!!!! I cant be the 1st one

WHO: phutch30
DATE: 3/20/18
TIME: 725am
STATE: TX
SPECIES: Rio Grande
WEAPON: shotgun
AMMO: hand load Tss #9
CALL & MAKER: freak nasty mouth call/ 15 yr old Quaker Boy box call
BEARD 1: 9 3/4
BEARD 2: I wish
BEARD 3: oh god that would be awesome!
RIGHT SPUR 1 1/4
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4
WEIGHT: ??? 18lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: 99%- My ability to really get inside a turkeys head and 1%- lots of unpressured birds
(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)

WHO: phutch30
DATE: 3/20/18
TIME: 725am
STATE: TX
SPECIES: Rio Grande
WEAPON: shotgun
AMMO: hand load Tss #9
CALL & MAKER: freak nasty mouth call/ 15 yr old Quaker Boy box call
BEARD 1: 9 3/4
BEARD 2: I wish
BEARD 3: oh god that would be awesome!
RIGHT SPUR 1 1/4
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4
WEIGHT: ??? 17lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Turkey #2 made the fatal mistake of lining its head up perfect with turkey #1 above

WHO: phutch30
DATE: 3/21/18
TIME: 11am
STATE: TX
SPECIES: Rio
WEAPON: shotgun
AMMO: hand load Tss #9
CALL & MAKER: freak nasty mouth call
BEARD 1: 9 7/8
BEARD 2: I wish
BEARD 3: oh god that would be awesome!
RIGHT SPUR 1 1/8
LEFT SPUR: 1 3/16
WEIGHT: ??? 18lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: 99% -My ability to really get inside a turkeys head and 1% -lots of unpressured birds
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Running Total: 3-2018
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by TN-TurkeyTickler » March 31st, 2018, 9:45 pm

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WHO: TN-TurkeyTickler
DATE: 3/31/18
TIME: 9:15am
STATE: Tennessee
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Mossberg 835
AMMO: Longbeard XR 3.5 #5
CALL & MAKER: Me (wingbone)
BEARD 1: 10in
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1 /8
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/8
WEIGHT: 23
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Heading him off and shutting up after his girlfriends started leading him away.
(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by joey46 » April 5th, 2018, 7:06 am

WHO: joey46
DATE: 4/4
TIME: 8:45
STATE: FL
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: Knight TK2000 mzl
AMMO: #5 lead with 90 gr Goex BP
CALL: K & H mouth
BEARD: 10"
SPURS: Twin 1 1/4
WEIGHT: 17.25
#1 Reason: On a day they never gobbled had confidence in the area.
TOTAL: 5 (first Osceola - hard to believe)
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Riverrat213 » April 8th, 2018, 5:01 pm

WHO: Riverrat213
DATE: 4/8/18
TIME: 1:30pm
STATE: Tennessee
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 870 Wingmaster
AMMO: Winchester supreme 3" 2oz. #6
CALL & MAKER: Woodhaven Ninga hammer
BEARD 1: 10 3/4"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1-1/4"
LEFT SPUR: 1-1/16"
WEIGHT: 20 ibs 9ozs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Heard bird gobble on ridge top. Got above him. Soft cluck and purr. Waited over 1 hour for him to come back looking for love.

Running Total: 1
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2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » April 14th, 2018, 5:15 pm

NC eastern
Early afternoon bird

I won the three hour duel I had with his hen
Hustlin Hen box and Quaker Boy Kee Kee

10-1/4” beard, 1-1/4 and 1-3/16” spurs
About 17 lbs

28 ga Ithaca M37
1-5/8 oz TSS 9-1/2

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Running total 7

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by platinumwindow99 » April 15th, 2018, 12:30 pm

Platinumwindow
4/10/18
7:15am
Il
Eastern
Win X2
HS 13 3" #7
Woodhaven Copperhead II
10.75"
1.2"
1.1"
21.6 Lbs
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hoobilly » April 15th, 2018, 7:25 pm

WHO: Hoobilly
DATE: 4/15/18
TIME: 5pm
STATE:Kentucky
SPECIES: MG Eastern
WEAPON: Ithaca 37 12
AMMO: Tss Tennessee Twister
CALL & MAKER: Kaise Kalls Aluminum Osage
BEARD 1:9”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/4”
LEFT SPUR:3/4
WEIGHT: 22
Reason for the kill.. good Lord allowing the rain to let up for a hour. Soon as I shot it started to drizzle again.

running total # 9
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Magdump » April 15th, 2018, 7:52 pm

WHO: Magdump
DATE: Sunday, April 15, 2018
TIME: 6:15 am
STATE: Virginia
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON:T/C Contender .410 21" barrel
AMMO:Federal TSS #9 3" .410
CALL & MAKER: Woodhaven Scott Ellis New Energy mouth call
BEARD 1: 10"
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/8"
LEFT SPUR: 1/2"
WEIGHT: 22.4 lbs.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Dumb luck. I happened to set up about 50 feet from the tree he was roosting in. Never knew he was there. Birds were silent all weekend. He fluttered down off his roost and slowly strutted in to put the smack down on my DSD jake decoy. 29 paces from muzzle to bird. He dropped stone dead on the spot.

Running Total: 1

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by davisd9 » April 16th, 2018, 7:25 am

WHO: davisd9 and buddy
DATE: 3/20/2017
TIME: 1:15 PM
STATE: SC
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 1187 20 ga and 870 Super Mag
AMMO: BIG 20XL and Longbeard 6s
CALL & MAKER: Wendell Lancaster Jatoba over Holly short box
BEARD 1: 9"
RIGHT SPUR: 5/8"
LEFT SPUR: 5/8"
WEIGHT: 18.5
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Right place at the right time.

Running Total: 11 and 12

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by davisd9 » April 16th, 2018, 7:29 am

WHO: davisd9
DATE: 3/23/2018
TIME: 9:45 am
STATE: SC
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 11-87 20 ga
AMMO: BIG 20XL
CALL & MAKER: Wendell Lancaster Jatoba over Holly Short Box
BEARD 1: 10 1/8
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/8
LEFT SPUR: 1
WEIGHT: 18 lbs 11 oz
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Right place at the right time with some patience.

Running Total:13

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by davisd9 » April 16th, 2018, 7:32 am

WHO: davisd9
DATE: 3/30/2018
TIME: 11:15 am
STATE: SC
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 11-87 20 ga
AMMO: BIG 20XL
CALL & MAKER: XT
BEARD 1: 9"
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/8
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/8
WEIGHT: 15 lbs 7 oz
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Right place at the right time.
SC Tag out bird

Running Total:14

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by BuckyT » April 16th, 2018, 9:18 am

WHO: BuckyT
DATE: 3-24-18
TIME: 0745
STATE: GA
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: M3020
AMMO: Handload TSS 9's
CALL & MAKER: Mouth call Houndstooth
BEARD 1: 9"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/4"
LEFT SPUR: 7/8"
WEIGHT: 17lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Proper Scouting
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by BuckyT » April 16th, 2018, 9:21 am

WHO: BuckyT
DATE: 3-25-18
TIME: 1530
STATE: GA
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: M3020
AMMO: Handload TSS 9's
CALL & MAKER: Mouth call Houndstooth
BEARD 1: 9.5"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/4"
LEFT SPUR: No Spur
WEIGHT: 19lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Proper Scouting
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by phutch30 » April 16th, 2018, 12:10 pm

WHO:phutch30s daughter
DATE:4/14/18
TIME:2pm
STATE:MT
SPECIES: Merriams
WEAPON: rem 870 20ga
AMMO: tss #9 handloads
CALL & MAKER: freak nasty mouth call
BEARD 1: 9
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1/2"
LEFT SPUR: 1/2"
WEIGHT: 17lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: located a hot lone tom


WHO:phutch30s daughter
DATE:4/15/18
TIME:640am
STATE:MT
SPECIES: Merriams
WEAPON: rem 870 20ga
AMMO: tss #9 handloads
CALL & MAKER: freak nasty mouth call, quaker boy box call
BEARD 1: 3
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR "
LEFT SPUR: "
WEIGHT: 14lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Set up 100yds from roost

Running Total:2
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » April 17th, 2018, 12:26 pm

WHO: hawg
DATE: 4/17
TIME: 6:40 am
STATE: NC
WEAPON: .410 Yildiz O/U
AMMO: TSS 9x10 370NM
CALL & MAKER: Quaker Boy Kee Kee
BEARD 1: 9-1/2"
RIGHT SPUR: 1-5/8"
LEFT SPUR: 1-7/16"
WEIGHT: 19.4 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: careful planning on approach, lucky positioning, sounded more attractive than the competition apparently


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Running Total: 19

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » April 19th, 2018, 7:27 am

Rockhound
Hardin co. Tennessee
Sbe2
Tss 8.5
Primos a frame triple with diamond cut.
10" beard
6-1/4" beard
1" spurs

Running total 20

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » April 19th, 2018, 7:32 am

Rockhound
Tennessee
Sbe2
Tss 8.5
Primos a frame triple with diamond cut
9-1/2" beard
1" spurs

Total 21
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » April 19th, 2018, 7:33 am

Rockhound
Tennessee
Sbe2
Tss 8.5s
Primos a frame triple with diamond cut
9" beard
1-1/8" spurs

Total 22
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Rockhound » April 19th, 2018, 7:35 am

Rockhound
Tennessee
sbe2
Tss 8.5s
Primos a frame triple with diamond cut
9-3/4" beard
15/16" spurs

Total 23
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2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » April 20th, 2018, 9:46 pm

Grandson
NC
Late afternoon hunt
16 lbs, scraggly beard, 1-1/8” spurs
Various calls during extended cold call session
12 ga Moss 500, original TSS T98 load
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Total 24

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by turkeyinstrut » April 21st, 2018, 4:06 pm

WHO: Turkeyinstrut
DATE: 4/21/18
TIME: 9:10
STATE: WV
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Benelli M2
AMMO: 2 3/4" 1 5/8 oz. TSS 9.5's
CALL & MAKER: David Halloran Crystal Mistress, Preston Pittman Black Diamond
BEARD 1: 9 3/4"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1 1/2"
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/2"
WEIGHT: 20 lbs. 4 oz.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Persistence, persistence, persistence. Probably the toughest bird I have ever killed.
(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)

Running Total: 25

I have hunted this particular bird off and on for the last four seasons and was beginning to think he was going to die of old age, this bird has had tons of pressure by me and about 10 other guys. He had a very unique gobble and had earned quite the reputation for kicking the local turkey hunter's asses and a couple years ago we named him "Bocephus". Every time I thought I was on a roll and could kill him I would always get humbled, well Bocephus died today but not from old age..........He died from a lethal dose of Tungsten poisoning....................Kind of bitter sweet if ya know what I mean.

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I'm not smart enough to post actual pictures, I gotta post links. Maybe one of the Mods could help me out there.

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by joey46 » April 23rd, 2018, 9:11 am

WHO: joey46
DATE: 4/21
TIME: 10:00am
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: Knight TK2000 muzzleloader
AMMO: 100 gr GOEX BP & 2 1/2oz #6 lead
CALL: K & H Lonesome Hen push pull
BEARD: Damaged 5 1/2 either rot or burn
RT SPUR: 1"
LFT SPUR: 1 1/2"
WEIGHT: 15.25#
#1 REASON: Got between two competing birds. Shot the first one that showed.
RUNNING TOTAL: 26
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by redarrow » April 23rd, 2018, 4:26 pm

WHO:Redarrow
DATE:4 23 2018
TIME:9:20
STATE:Michigan
SPECIES:Eastern
WEAPON:Benelli Nova
AMMO:Handload 20 ga. no.9 TSS
CALL & MAKER:Terry Tackett Slate pot
BEARD 1:11 & 5/8 ths.
5/8th.
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1 in.
LEFT SPUR: 1 in.
WEIGHT:21 lb
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: The power of prayer.
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(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)
Put you plans in the nail scarred hands.

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by jryser » April 23rd, 2018, 7:33 pm

WHO: Jim Ryser

DATE: 4 20 2018

TIME: 12:54pm

STATE: Iowa

SPECIES: Eastern

WEAPON: 1962 Browning Auto 5 Sweet 16

AMMO: Apex 16 ga. no. 8 TSS

CALL & MAKER: Lonzos Green Slate pot, Woodhaven Cherry Crystal, Ed Terefencko Box, Hook’s Executioner - chased this bird all over so had to shake up calls.

BEARD: 10 3/4.
Snoodtotail: 48” #longbird

RIGHT SPUR 1 in.
LEFT SPUR: 1 in.

WEIGHT:23 lbs

#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Irish tenacity. Newly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and was in a severe flare; nothing will stop turkey season.

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