2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

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2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by HunterGKS » December 22nd, 2018, 2:59 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

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Texas is now checked off the list. Only 41 states to go!

Post by Magdump » March 18th, 2019, 12:09 pm

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I'm the dork in the middle, my bird's head is next to my head.


WHO: Magdump ( Chris Thomas)
DATE: Saturday, March 16, 2019. Opening day.
TIME: about 9:30 am
STATE: TX
SPECIES: Rio
WEAPON: T/C Contender .410 21" barrel
AMMO: .410 Federal TSS #9
CALL & MAKER: New Energy mouth call, Woodhaven
BEARD 1: scraggly haggard beat up 9” beard
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/8”. Nice and pointy and curved.
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/8”. Nice and pointy and curved.
WEIGHT: 21 pounds.
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Yelps to get cruising bird’s attention. Then the decoys sealed the deal.

Bonus hunt info: A jake with a barely visible 1” beard came in and started beating on the hen (Avian X inflatable rio hen) decoy 12 yards away. Hard! I was afraid he would knock her over so i tried loudly cutting and yelping to distract him so he would leave her alone but he ignored me. He also ignored the Funky Chicken 2 jake decoy only a few feet away. He was all about attacking the hen decoy.

Then i heard a putting approaching the commotion and it was a gobbler (the one cruising through out front that i had been calling to) all super worked up, head a brilliant blue. Both birds now 10 -12 yards away.

Then the jake finally succeeded in beating the hen decoy off the stake and onto the ground. The gobbler did not like that and started to get the heck out if there, i stopped his retreat at 20 yards with a .410. Nice long and curved and pointy spurs. At least a 3 year old.

Running Total: 1
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by joey46 » March 18th, 2019, 9:03 pm

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WHO -joey46
DATE -3/17/19
TIME -7:55am
STATE - Florida
SPECIES - Osceola
WEAPON - Remington 870
AMMO - Federal 3" TSS #7
CALL - Holloran slate
BEARD - 7" beard
SPURS - spurs both about 3/4"
WEIGHT - 16#
NUMBER 1 REASON - Return to a favorite area that we knew well
Running total - 2

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2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » March 21st, 2019, 10:27 pm

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Alabama
3/21/19
1” & 3/4” spurs, 10-1/2” beard, 20 lbs
Billy White Hustlin Hen
Savage 220A 20 ga, fixed full
TSS 9s, Stubby XLG Load, 42 yds
Perseverance.

Running total - #3

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Muzzy61 » March 22nd, 2019, 4:32 pm

WHO: Tom Patterson
DATE: 3/20/19
TIME: 9:15am
STATE: Florida
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: Shot Gun
CALL & MAKER: Lonnie Sneed Hot Hen
BEARD 1: 9:5"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: 18.25
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Scounting
After picture not to good, he fell and flopped in a large mud puddle.
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hawglips » March 23rd, 2019, 8:58 pm

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Alabama
3/23
17 lbs, 1-1/4” & 1-1/8” spurs, 9” beard
Power Crystal
28 ga Franchi 48AL, Trulock .520
TSS 28XL, 1-5/8 oz 9-1/2, 30 yds

#5

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Patoad » March 24th, 2019, 8:27 pm

WHO: PAToad
DATE: 3/19/19
TIME: 6:20 pm
STATE: Florida-Private land
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: Mossberg SA-20 semi
AMMO: Fed Heavyweight 7
BEARD 1: 9"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: 18 lbs
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Running Total: 6

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Patoad » March 24th, 2019, 8:31 pm

WHO: PAToad
DATE: 3/21/19
TIME: 8:20 am
STATE: Florida-Public land
SPECIES: Osceola
WEAPON: Mossberg SA-20 semi
AMMO: Fed Heavyweight 7
BEARD 1: 8"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1/2"
LEFT SPUR: None
WEIGHT: 16.5 lbs
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Running Total: 7

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by hootn » March 24th, 2019, 9:31 pm

WHO: hootn
DATE: 3/18/19
TIME: 0700
STATE: Alabama
SPECIES: eastern
WEAPON: remington 870 20 ga
AMMO: hootn shells
CALL & MAKER: heart of dixe, diamond 3 mouth call, slate call
BEARD 1: 10 inches
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/16
LEFT SPUR: 1 3/16
WEIGHT: 20 pounds
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: being close and there early. even though i busted him off roost when setting down. he was 30 yards away. but it didnt bother him 30 minutes later. moved 70 yards away.
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Running Total: 8

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by jhogue » March 25th, 2019, 8:33 pm

WHO: jhogue
DATE: 325/19
TIME: 6:00 pm
STATE: Georgia
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: 870, 12 ga
AMMO: 1.75 oz, handload 9's
CALL & MAKER: Gooserbat Heckler
BEARD 1: 10, pencil beard
RIGHT SPUR: 1"
LEFT SPUR: 1"
WEIGHT: ?
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
(FOR EXAMPLE: CALLING, SETUP, DECOYS, SHOTGUN, SHOTSHELLS, SCOUTING, CAMO)luck/quick thinking.

Struck bird in afternoon. Gobbled very hot, but there was a thick marsh between us that neither of us could navigate, well without flying, and I don't have that skill. Ultimately it happened fast and was the best gobbling bird I've ever killed. Very fun hunt to kick off Georgia trip with my Dad.

Running Total: 9ImageImage

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by BrowningGuy88 » March 30th, 2019, 5:51 pm

WHO: BrowningGuy88
DATE: 3/30/19
TIME: 7:20 AM
STATE: AL
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Browning Maxus
AMMO: Hevi 3.5” Mag Blends
CALL & MAKER: local maker custom glass over slate, but I only got it out of my vest. Never called
BEARD 1: 7”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 3/4”
LEFT SPUR: 3/4”
WEIGHT: 17 pounds
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Roosted two gobbling birds yesterday evening. Had called the group in last weekend three times but couldn’t get a clean shot. Setup where I was last Saturday and as it got light saw 5 birds within 25 yards roosted. All were Jakes. Flew down and scratched around to within 3 yards of me and eased on by. The gobblers started gobbling, one in front and one behind me. Jakes clucking and yelping all around me and boom, there’s a fan 75 yards away. Then there is a second gobbler beside him. One makes a line to me and gets in some thick reeds and struts. The one I killed stayed head held high for a long time looking. He made it to 47 long steps and hit an opening. The closer bird was in stuff too thick to shoot through and would be 5 steps from me when he broke it. I let the bird at 47 steps have a load of Blends.

Running Total: 10

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by joey46 » April 5th, 2019, 4:50 am

joey46
4/4
8:10am
Florida
Osceola
Remington 870
Federal TSS #7
8"
Spurs 1"
18#
#1 reason - scouting and then scouting some more
Running total - 11
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by MAK » April 5th, 2019, 8:25 am

WHO: MAK
DATE: 3/28/2019
TIME: 5 05 pm
STATE:Georgia
SPECIES:Eastern
WEAPON:Rem 870 Sp 12 gauge
AMMO: Winchester longbeards # 4 shot
CALL & MAKER: Albert Paul box, HS Strut yelper
BEARD 1: 9 3/4”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 1”
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4”
WEIGHT: 30lb camp scale so maybe , he was heavy
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Pattern and instinct- switched from soft to loud calling but not aggressive


Running Total: 12
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by BrowningGuy88 » April 6th, 2019, 11:16 am

WHO: BrowningGuy88
DATE: 4/519
TIME: 7:20 AM
STATE: AL
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Browning Maxus
AMMO: Hevi 3.5” Mag Blends
CALL & MAKER: local maker custom glass over slate
BEARD 1: 8.75”
BEARD 2:6.5”
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1”
LEFT SPUR: 1”
WEIGHT: 18 pounds
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Called this bird in yesterday evening but couldn’t get a shot. Got in early this morning and he worked perfectly off the roost for 30 minutes of strutting and gobbling inside 40. Shot him at 32 steps. So roosting and knowing patterns of the birds!

Running Total: 13

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Stinky J Picklestein » April 9th, 2019, 4:50 pm

WHO: The Gooster
DATE: 4/6/2019
TIME: 9:00 AM, exactly
STATE: MO
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 1100
AMMO: Hevi 2.75/1.5/6
CALL & MAKER: Lights Out Aluminum, Primos Power Crystal
BEARD 1: 9.5”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1 1/4”
LEFT SPUR: 1 1/4”
WEIGHT: 24.2 pounds
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Familiarity with the area, since birds were still packed tight during the early youth season.

Running Total: 14

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Hobbes » April 14th, 2019, 4:29 pm

WHO:. Hobbes son, Boyd
DATE: April 13, 2019
TIME:. 11 AM
STATE: MT
SPECIES: Merriam's
WEAPON: 870 12 gauge
AMMO: Handloads, 2 3)4", 1 5/8 oz, #8.5s
CALL & MAKER: Havoc Cherry Glass over Glass, HS mouth call
BEARD 1: 8 1/8"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR 5/8"
LEFT SPUR: 5/8"
WEIGHT: 20.8 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:. We kept looking until we found a responsive bird(s).

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Running total: 15
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Hobbes » April 14th, 2019, 4:36 pm

WHO:. Hobbes
DATE: April 13, 2019
TIME: 11 AM
STATE: MT
SPECIES: Merriam's
WEAPON: 870 12 ga
AMMO: Handloads... 2 3/4", 1 5/8 oz, #8.5s
CALL & MAKER: Havoc Cherry Glass over Glass, HS mouth call
BEARD 1: 6 1/4"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 5/8"
LEFT SPUR: 5/8"
WEIGHT: 21.4 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:. We kept looking until we found a responsive bird(s).

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Running total : 16

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by E72 » April 14th, 2019, 10:10 pm

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Who: My son Dylan
Date: 4-14-19
Time: 3:30
State: OH
Species: Eastern
Weapon: Rem 870 20g with Indian Creek choke
Ammo: Federal heavyweight TSS 9s
Call & Maker: Raspy Red Reactor / Woodhaven
Beard: 10 1/4”
Right Spur: 1”
Left Spur: 1”
Weight: 22.1
#1 Reason For This Successful Hunt: Scouting , Knew the flocks preferred travel route to and from cornfield . Called him to a spot he was comfortable with .

Running Total : 17

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Cut N Run » April 15th, 2019, 4:27 pm

Who: Jim (Cut N Run)
Date: 4-15-19
Time: 8:14 AM
Species: Eastern
Weapon: Benelli SBE II Sumtoy .650 choke
Ammo: Hevi 3" 2oz. #7s
Call: Quaker Boy Boat Paddle, Spring Allure copper pot, Tom Teasers Teaser Pleaser mouth call
Beard: 11"
Right Spur: 1"
Left Spur: 1"
Weight 21.5 lbs
1# Reason for successful hunt: Hunting an older bird who knows the game too well, this guy didn't & stopped learning today.
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by CamoMan4025 » April 16th, 2019, 10:48 am

WHO: CamoMan4025
DATE: 4/16/19
TIME: 7:10 AM
STATE: Virginia
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Remington 870 SPS-T SM 12 Gauge
AMMO: Winchester Longbeard 3.5" #6
CALL & MAKER: Copper & Screamin' Demon by "RaspyD" (Perfection)
BEARD 1: 7 1/4"
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1/2"
LEFT SPUR: 1/2"
WEIGHT: 18.2 lbs
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Just got lucky as hell!!!

Running Total: 19
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by Stinky J Picklestein » April 18th, 2019, 7:00 pm

WHO: Me
DATE: 4/17/2019
TIME: 7:30am-ish
STATE: MO
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Benelli M2
AMMO: Hevi 3/2/6
CALL & MAKER: Champion's Choice purr pot
BEARD 1: 10”
BEARD 2:
BEARD 3:
RIGHT SPUR: 1”
LEFT SPUR: 1”
WEIGHT: 18.9 pounds
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT:
Finally able to set up close enough to the roost, which was on the neighbor's property. The birds went quiet long enough for me to fall asleep. The hens' purrs and peeps woke me up when they sneaked up on me.

Running Total: 20

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by jhogue » April 20th, 2019, 3:08 pm


WHO: jhogue
DATE: 4/20/19
TIME: 0645
STATE: Arkansas
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Browning Maxus
AMMO: 1.75 oz, 2 3/4" #9, handloads
CALL & MAKER: Gooserbat Heckler
BEARD 1:6.5"

RIGHT SPUR: 7/8"
LEFT SPUR: 7/8"
WEIGHT: 17.5#
#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Knew where bird was from previous unsuccessful hunt last week. He came right in after just a couple calls off the limb. Beard was about jake size but had a full fan and almost 1 inch spurs. Glad to kill an Arkansas turkey again since I couldn't connect last yeast and have been after them hard all season.

Running total: 21ImageImage

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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by youngoutdoors » April 20th, 2019, 10:21 pm

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WHO: Louis Young
DATE: 4/20/19
TIME: 10:30 am
STATE: Virginia
SPECIES: Eastern
WEAPON: Benelli Super 90
AMMO: Winchester 3", 1.75 oz, #6
CALL & MAKER: Primos True Double II
BEARD 9.5"
RIGHT SPUR: 1 3/8"
LEFT SPUR: 1 3/8"
WEIGHT: 20 lbs.

#1 REASON FOR THIS SUCCESSFUL HUNT: Patience

Running Total: 22
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Re: 2019 GOBBLER NATION KILL THREAD

Post by jryser » April 20th, 2019, 10:22 pm

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