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Big Tom down

Post by Jaybird » May 27th, 2012, 5:17 pm

Finally, sealed the deal in Kansas. Will post pics later: 21 & 6oz, beard 11 3/8, spurs 1 1/4. Would have weighed more if I hadn't blown a hole completely thru the head bigger than the shell. How close, I know will be asked: this close, but he was turned sideways.

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Would like credit for another est. 6 oz of lost bird from this shot.
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Re: Big Tom down

Post by hawglips » May 27th, 2012, 6:56 pm

That's close

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Re: Big Tom down

Post by FuzzSawyer » May 27th, 2012, 11:28 pm

Congrats Jay! Way to keep after them!

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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Stinky J Picklestein » May 28th, 2012, 11:20 am

:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Grover » May 28th, 2012, 2:20 pm

Good job brother! I saw the pic on another forum, NICE and CLOSE!
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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Gobbler » May 28th, 2012, 2:25 pm

Glad to hear you killed one Jay!! :thumbup:

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Re: Big Tom down

Post by vaturkey » May 29th, 2012, 6:22 am

Congrats Jay ! Nice Gobbler ! :thumbup:





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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Turkey Talker » May 29th, 2012, 6:23 am

Glad to see your still using a rifle to hunt turkeys :lol:
Nice bird man congrats!
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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Jaybird » May 29th, 2012, 6:55 am

Turkey Talker wrote:Glad to see your still using a rifle to hunt turkeys :lol:
Nice bird man congrats!
Actually from that distance it was a rifle slug. :lol: As you can see by no opening of the pattern, there isn't really no room for error on that shot. From that distance the whole head filled my sights though. This bird was a definite tough sucker, because he actually bled to death from the shot vs dying outright. He was still flashing hooks at me when I went to grab him, and he had some of the nastiest hooks I've seen out of a Midwestern bird in a while. To me this bird looked 100% Rio, which out of this particular area is the norm, but listed as Hybrids on the NWTF chart.
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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Gobbler » May 29th, 2012, 7:08 am

WOW! heck with the long distance shooting we need a 10 steps or less forum. :mrgreen:

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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Jaybird » May 29th, 2012, 7:24 am

Gobbler wrote:WOW! heck with the long distance shooting we need a 10 steps or less forum. :mrgreen:
:lol: Put me down on that list.
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Re: Big Tom down

Post by Turkey Talker » May 29th, 2012, 1:38 pm

Gotta love those shots!
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