2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by E72 » April 24th, 2018, 10:24 am

WHO: E72's son
DATE: 4/22/18 ,11:30 am
STATE: Ohio
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Rem 870 ,20 ga
AMMO: Hevishot blend 5x6x7
CALL & MAKER: Woodhaven Toxic Orange and Halloran TKO
BEARD: 10"
SPURS: 1"
WEIGHT: 22
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: As we were walking to hunt a gobbler that answered my call over a ridge , a crow flew over and cawwed. A Bird gobbled right next to us , inside 100 yards . We quickly set up right there and called two gobblers in . Thank you crow.
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by E72 » April 24th, 2018, 12:51 pm

WHO: E72
DATE: 4/23/18, 07:00
STATE: Ohio
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Franchi 912
AMMO: Hevishot blend 5x6x7
CALL & MAKER: Woodhaven Toxic Orange
BEARD: 9"
RT SPUR: 1 1/8"
LT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: 19#
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Scouting . Prior knowledge of roost site.
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by jryser » April 24th, 2018, 7:53 pm

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by MountNMan » April 25th, 2018, 2:32 am

WHO: MountNMan
DATE: 4/23/18
TIME: 9:45
STATE: Ohio
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Browning Silver NWTF
AMMO: Winchester Longbeard
CALL & MAKER: Myself- Persimmon-Slate over Slate
BEARD 1: 9"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/4"
LEFT SPUR: 3/4"
WEIGHT: 19#
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: set-up
(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by HuntInWild88 » April 26th, 2018, 4:08 pm

Who: HuntInwild88
Date: 4/15/2018
Idaho
Marriums
Winchester SXP
Winchester longboard 3" #5's
Sinks mouth call
4 1/2"
Both spurs .250"
Weight 14lbs
#1 reason for successful hunt. Hunting a new state on the public ground and has the only bird that gobbled that morning
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by 202P&Y » April 26th, 2018, 5:54 pm

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WHO: Me
DATE:4-16-18
TIME:6pm
STATE:Nebraska
SPECIES:eastern/hybrid
WEAPON:M2 20ga
AMMO:Stubby XL
CALL & MAKER:Houndstooth
BEARD 1:9.5"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: approx 17lb
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Patience. Finally got 2 longbeards away from the flock. 1st snowbird!

Running total:33 (I think)
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by MountNMan » April 27th, 2018, 11:06 am

WHO: MountNMan
DATE: 4/25/18
TIME: 7:05 AM
STATE: Ohio
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Browning Silver NWTF
AMMO: Winchester Long Beard
CALL & MAKER: Myself-Persimmon-Slate over Slate
BEARD 1: 6"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/4"
LEFT SPUR: 3/4"
WEIGHT: 19#
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Set up/Call
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2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » April 27th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Grandson tagged out
NC
17.7 lbs, 10-1/4” beard, 2 x 1-1/4” spurs
Hustlin Hen
12 ga Mossberg 500, Carlson’s XF Sporting Clays Choke,
2 oz T98 2-3/4”
Henned-up field bird left the hens and came about 150 yds across the field to the Call


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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hoobilly » April 27th, 2018, 9:03 pm

WHO: IthacaKid (Jacob Edwards)
DATE: 4/18/18
TIME: 4:30 PM
STATE: TN
SPECIES: Eastern Appalachia
WEAPON: 870 Magnum IndianCreek 665
AMMO: Tennessee Twister
CALL & MAKER: Osage Aluminum Kaiser Kalls
BEARD 1:10'
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/4"
LEFT SPUR: 3/4"
WEIGHT: 19.4
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Tommy Duliba dropping us off on his spot. Very windy conditions and the Kaiser aluminum cut the wind and made him gobble..
Running total #36
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hoobilly » April 27th, 2018, 9:09 pm

WHO: Amelia Edwards (LadyHuntress)
DATE: 4/27/18
TIME: 6 pm
STATE: Hoobilliana
SPECIES: Flat land eastern
WEAPON: 870 SPST 20ga IndianCreek 562
AMMO: HotRod
CALL & MAKER: Turkey Voodoo Lausman Calls
BEARD 1: 10"
SPURS 3/4"
WEIGHT: All of it
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: The turkey Voodoo getting them cranked up and hollering back at the Voodoo sweet talk
Running total 37
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by platinumwindow99 » April 28th, 2018, 3:11 pm

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Platinumwindow
4-28-18
6:27am
IL
Eastern
WinX2
HS 13 3.5 #6
Woodhaven copperhead II
10.4" Beard
3/4" Spurs
18.6 Lbs
My son is a great caller
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by phutch30 » April 28th, 2018, 8:36 pm

WHO:phutch30
DATE: 4/27/18
TIME: 330 pm
STATE: MT
SPECIES: Merriams
WEAPON: 20ga 870
AMMO: handload 1.5 oz tss #9s
CALL & MAKER: Cane Creek- dead end
BEARD 1: 9.5
RIGHT SPUR 1
LEFT SPUR: 1
WEIGHT: ?
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: finding 3 lone mature toms out looking for love

Running Total: 4 (2018)
Board Running total #39
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by phutch30 » April 28th, 2018, 8:43 pm

WHO:phutch30s son
DATE: 4/27/18
TIME: 630 am
STATE: MT
SPECIES: Merriams
WEAPON: 20ga 870
AMMO: handload 1.5 oz tss #9s
CALL & MAKER: Flextone- freak nasty
BEARD 1: 7
RIGHT SPUR 1/2
LEFT SPUR: 0
WEIGHT: 17ish
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: lone roosted tom
Running Total: 2

WHO:phutch30s son
DATE: 4/27/18
TIME: 12:30pm
STATE: MT
SPECIES: Merriams
WEAPON: 20ga 870
AMMO: handload 1.5 oz tss #9s
CALL & MAKER: Flextone- freak nasty/Quaker Boy box call
BEARD 1: 9
RIGHT SPUR 7/8
LEFT SPUR: 7/8
WEIGHT: 18ish
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: lone tom who was looking for his missing hens
Running Total: 2
Board Running Toal #40 #41
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hoobilly » April 29th, 2018, 7:45 am

WHO: Hoobilly (Me)
DATE: 4/28/18
TIME: 7am
STATE: Indiana
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Ithaca 37 12ga
AMMO: Tennessee Twister TSS
CALL & MAKER: Lausman Travel Call
BEARD 1: 10.25
SPURs 3/4"
WEIGHT: 21
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Getting close to roost and sweet talking them into flying down with the Lausman Travel Call "Turkey Voodoo"
Total #4 (group)
Board total #42
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hoobilly » April 30th, 2018, 9:35 pm

WHO: Ron Hensley (my dad)
DATE: 4/30/18
TIME: 8 AM
STATE: Indiana
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Ithaca 37 12ga IndianCreek670
AMMO:Tennessee Twister TSS
CALL & MAKER: Darren Dye Mouth call 2 reed / BlackStone Green Slate
BEARD 1: 10"
SPURS 3/4"
WEIGHT: didn't weight
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Staying put even though I didn't dress warm enough. Had the chills bad as it was only 34 degrees this morning. Birds didn't gobble good until sun actually started to warm us up. They googled at 7:45 and had him dead at 8.
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by E72 » May 1st, 2018, 12:27 pm

WHO: E72's son
DATE: 4/30/18
TIME: 07:15
STATE: OH
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Rem870 20ga ,Indian Creek
AMMO: Nitro TSS 7.5 x 9
CALL & MAKER: Toxic Orange, Woodhaven
BEARD: 9.25"
SPURS: 1"
WEIGHT: 20.4#
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Hunting a new public area to us .... scouted in the afternoon , saw a gobbler then located his roost site the night before the hunt .
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by jryser » May 1st, 2018, 9:57 pm

WHO: Me, Jim Ryser

DATE: 5/1/18

TIME: 6:12 AM Slow Time

STATE: Kentucky

SPECIES: Eastern

WEAPON: Beretta A400 Extreme Rob Roberts .660

AMMO: Federal 3rd Degree 3 1:2 inch

CALL & MAKER: Hooks Executioner 2 mouth and Lonzo’s Green Slate

BEARD 1: 11 1/2”

SPURS 1 1/4”

WEIGHT: 22 lbs

#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Scouting scouting and scouting. And watching their behavior as much as possible. Watching how the toms react to Jakes or other toms, etc. Our first kill came out 329 yards away without a gobble. But he gobbled all the way to the set which took 32 heartstopping minutes!!!
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by platinumwindow99 » May 3rd, 2018, 4:12 pm

Platinumwindow
5/3/18
6:20am
IL
Eastern
Win X2 /
Indian Creek .665
HS13 3.5" #6
Woodhaven CopperHead II
Beard 10.7"
Spurs 1.2"
22.8 Lbs
Total #46
All 3 tags Filled in IL Done for the Year at 75 I hope to have a few more years left.....
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by okiefowler » May 5th, 2018, 3:02 pm

WHO: Okiefowler
DATE: 5/5/18
TIME: 6:36
STATE: Oklahoma
SPECIES: Rio
WEAPON: Tristar Raptor youth 20 gauge
AMMO: federal HW15 1 1/2 OZ #6
CALL & MAKER: Kingdom Slate over glass Copenhagen Mint
BEARD 1: 10"
RIGHT SPUR 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: ~19 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Being patient and knowing when to get aggressive. Wasn't interested in anything till I broke out the strutter decoy I built last year.
board total #47

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by HuntInWild88 » May 5th, 2018, 7:27 pm

WHO: Huntinwild88
DATE: 5/5/18
TIME: 7:55
STATE: Idaho
SPECIES: Marrium
WEAPON: winchester sxp 12ga
AMMO: Winchester long beard x 3" #5
CALL & MAKER: zink diaphragm
BEARD 1: 9.5"
RIGHT SPUR: 1.25
LEFT SPUR: 1.125
WEIGHT: ~19.2
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: being patient and absolutely no movement.

Bird number : 11
Board total #48
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hoobilly » May 9th, 2018, 9:46 pm

WHO: Hoobillys daughter
DATE: 5/9/18
TIME: 1:23PM
STATE:Indiana
SPECIES:MG
WEAPON:Encore 20ga
AMMO: Shooters HotRod
CALL & MAKER: Darren Dye mouth, BlackStone Green Slate, Natural Addiction Trumpet
BEARD 1: 9.5"
SPURS Zero zip nada

WEIGHT: 20.5
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Seeing this gobbler cross the road and travel fencerow to a spot I can hunt, and the good Lords blessing.
Family total 8
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2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by el diablo » May 12th, 2018, 9:23 pm


DATE:4/2
TIME:11:30am
STATE:TX
SPECIES:Rio
WEAPON:Browning Gold
AMMO:2.25oz TSS
CALL & MAKER:DC Hot Mess
BEARD 1:Scraggly 7-8”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR:3/4”
LEFT SPUR:3/4”
WEIGHT:20ish
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DATE: 4/3
TIME:7:30am
STATE:TX
SPECIES:Rios
WEAPON:Benelli M2
AMMO:1 5/8oz
CALL & MAKER:Watkins Ipe/butternut
BEARD 1:scraggly 7”ish
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR:3/4”
LEFT SPUR:3/4”
WEIGHT:20ish
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DATE: 5/5
TIME: 6:19am
STATE: NC
SPECIES:Eastern
WEAPON:Browning Gold
AMMO:2.25oz 9’s
CALL & MAKER: DC hot mess
BEARD 1:9.875”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/8”
LEFT SPUR:1 1/8”
WEIGHT:22lbsImage

DATE:5/12
TIME:6:13
STATE:NC
SPECIES:Eastern
WEAPON:Browning Gold
AMMO:2.25oz 9’s
CALL & MAKER:DC Hot mess
BEARD 1:10.75”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/4”
LEFT SPUR: 1 3/8”
WEIGHT:21lbs
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by ncturkey » May 13th, 2018, 4:20 pm

WHO: Mike Rowland (ncturkey)
DATE: April 14 2018
TIME: 4:00 PM
STATE: North Carolina
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 11-87
AMMO: Hevi 13 3” 2 oz. #6
CALL & MAKER: Cramer Custom Calls Mouth Call.
BEARD 1: 5 1/2”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 3/8”
LEFT SPUR: 3/8”
WEIGHT: 14 Lbs. 6 oz.
Reason for Success: Patience
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Running Total: 54
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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by ncturkey » May 13th, 2018, 4:30 pm

WHO: Mike Rowland (ncturkey)
DATE: May 4 2018
TIME: 6:45 am
STATE: New Mexico
SPECIES: Merriam’s
WEAPON: Remington 11-87
AMMO: Hevi 13 3” 2 oz. #6
CALL & MAKER: Hook’s Custom Calls Mouth Call
BEARD 1: 9”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1/2”
LEFT SPUR: 1/2”
WEIGHT: 17 Lbs. 4 oz.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Great Guide. Being a the Roost early. Patience with good calling. A gift from God. 1st. Merriam’s!!!!
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Running Total: 55
Mike

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Re: 2018 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by ncturkey » May 13th, 2018, 4:38 pm

WHO: Mike Rowland (ncturkey)
DATE: May 5 2018
TIME: 5:50 PM
STATE: Nee Mexico
SPECIES: Merriam’s
WEAPON: Remington 11-87
AMMO: Hevi 13 3” 2 oz. #6
CALL & MAKER: No Calling
BEARD 1: 9”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR none
LEFT SPUR: 3/8”
WEIGHT: 16 lbs 8 oz.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Right place Right Time and being at the Roost with Jake and hen Merriam’s decoys and no calling. We were patient and we doubled and tagged out.
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Running Total: 56
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