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BlackHills Gold!

Post by hoobilly » May 14th, 2020, 2:01 pm

Kilt one!

Some say jake and others says a good 2 year old. Had a full fan and a good gobble

Will get better pictures and a story when I get home
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by merriamsman » May 14th, 2020, 2:17 pm

That’s a two-year old for sure. Nice job. I am headed to the Blacks Hills for the last week of the season. What were the numbers like?

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Jstocks » May 14th, 2020, 2:28 pm

No Jake there.
Congrats!

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by hoobilly » May 14th, 2020, 2:32 pm

merriamsman wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 2:17 pm
That’s a two-year old for sure. Nice job. I am headed to the Blacks Hills for the last week of the season. What were the numbers like?
Haven’t heard any reports on numbers. 2 weeks ago when I was here they gobbled good in the morning and a little in the afternoon. Yesterday not a gobble. Crap weather tho. This morning you could count the stars. Was a beautiful morning for good memories
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Southern Sportsman » May 14th, 2020, 2:33 pm

He’s a grownup fo sho. Congrats!
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by spider316 » May 14th, 2020, 3:14 pm

Awesome and congrats, little "moulting" going on. Definitely a grown up, good job !

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Turkinator » May 14th, 2020, 3:41 pm

Snood and head say mature bird. Congratulations!!

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Swampstalk » May 14th, 2020, 3:52 pm

That tender bird will go well with Waffle House hash browns! Way to go breaking in the shotgun! Congratulations.
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Hobbes_mobile » May 14th, 2020, 4:03 pm

Congrats!!!

Merriam's jakes don't have spurs to speak of. He's not a Jake. The bar on his wings looks mature also.

You aren't supposed to carry them out by the tail feathers. 😁

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Post by guesswho » May 14th, 2020, 4:08 pm

I'm more interested in hearing how all his tail feathers wound up detached from his arse.
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by 935 » May 14th, 2020, 4:20 pm

In my (one bird) experience that's a mature Merriam's tom. Congratulations.
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by huntinsomd » May 14th, 2020, 4:50 pm

Way to get it done!

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Hognutz » May 14th, 2020, 5:19 pm

guesswho wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 4:08 pm
I'm more interested in hearing how all his tail feathers wound up detached from his arse.
That’s one of Gobbler Doug’s old tricks!!
When he shot a jake, he’d pull the tale feathers out to remove any evidence of a “jake” fan!!
He must have passed down his secret down when he sold the forum to Brice.
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Dr Juice » May 14th, 2020, 5:38 pm

Jstocks wrote:No Jake there.
Congrats!
I concur.

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by guesswho » May 14th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Hognutz wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 5:19 pm
guesswho wrote:
May 14th, 2020, 4:08 pm
I'm more interested in hearing how all his tail feathers wound up detached from his arse.
That’s one of Gobbler Doug’s old tricks!!
When he shot a jake, he’d pull the tale feathers out to remove any evidence of a “jake” fan!!
He must have passed down his secret down when he sold the forum to Brice.
:lol:
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by Hobbes_mobile » May 14th, 2020, 6:20 pm

You probably know this, but the fan can be recreated using Bondo or something similar.

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by soiltester » May 14th, 2020, 8:48 pm

Easy now, and give Hoobilly a break .. :stir: :LMAO: :LMAO:
How many of ya'll have made a tom, somewhat tail less :banghead:
I have :cheers:

My question is, I've never kilt' a 2 yr old Merriam's with that long of spur :slap:
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by CamoMan4025 » May 14th, 2020, 10:19 pm

Way to go! Great Job!
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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by jsh909 » May 14th, 2020, 10:21 pm

Redemption!

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Re: BlackHills Gold!

Post by timbrhuntr » May 15th, 2020, 4:08 am

Congrats :thumbup: Man I really miss sitting on a pine ridge and hearing that distinctive Merriam's gobble at first light ! Good thing about getting all those tail feathers out like that it makes cleaning the fat of them for a tail mount easier :blackeye: I have found that getting to them while still alive and grabbing that fan and pulling can make the job a lost easier :lol:

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