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    This afternoon I got a call from a friend asking if we could break free this afternoon for little turkey hunting. I have to say I played a little hooky..

    I got settle in around 345. About 15 minutes later I stated calling. Soon after that I heard a gobble. It was close but not that close. Time was going on and I saw a Jake that came out to give me a classic dust bowl bath. That was cool to see. The funny thing is he didnít pay to much attention to my avians. It was getting later so I started calling light. Nothing was going on however I knew I heard that gobble earlier so I knew that joker could be close. Well I knew I needed to get going a little early because of work so I begin to put some of calls away to pack for the truck. Then out of NO WHERE this cowboy comes in like Dale Earnhardt ran at Talladega. I was shaking like leaf I tell you. He started strutting around my avian Jake immediately. He was so close to my avian I was little nervous that I was going to shot my decoy. I have say when I laid down the hammer when I walk over to my decoy to check to make sure I didnít puncture it. ( he was so close there was blood on my Avian) Well then I went to see the Bird that had me all tore up. When I arrived at my harvest I was shock to see I killed a Cowboy. I can not believe it.
    I have to say that was the first time I used my avian jake and it was ON.
    What a hunt
    CREEK
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    I'd say that's a good one
    Man what a set of hooks. what r they 1 1/2' congrats on a great bird
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    nice bird
    Awesome kill those are some killer hooks
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    Nice
    Way to go - that's a beautiful bird. Funny how fast a 'nothin' happening' day can turn into a 'look at my trophy' day. :) Sounds like a great hunt and we all need a mental health day every now & again. Congrats!
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    Awesome Bird
    That is a really nice one Creek.Those are also some real nice spurs on him. I was shaking so much by the time I got mine in I was hoping the tom would just think the wind was moving the tree branches and not realize it was me,lol.Congrats on a real nice bird.
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    Big Un
    Man them some big OL HOOKS on that bird Creek! You oughta make you a spur necklace out of them things. Great Job man!!
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    LH
    Thanks LH... This was a special hunt and bird of a lifetime. I didnt realize he was so big until i walk up to him. When i saw them hooks i was doing cart wheels in my food plot and looking up to the good lord. Made calls to all my buddies. i think i am still shock.LOL
    CREEK
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    Man, Great Gobbler
    'COWBOY' for sure!!! I'm happy for ya brother...When you sent me the Spur pic, I was thinking...'He's yanking my Chain!!' Great Bird!!! If that was My Gobbler...Full Flite Mount!!!

    Question though..I have sent you countless text messages about being so close to buying the Avian Jake to go with my others and your reply was....'NO! NO! NO! WTH???? LOL
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    Official Congrats
    I have already text and called you on the Congratulations but here's the Official one. Great bird and dagger spurs. It's been a tough year with the weather but you and many others are proving....stay with it!.
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    COWBOY
    Thanks Viper. He is going to look good!
    CREEK
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    Cowboy
    Sounds like you had an awesome hunt man!!! Congrats on at true 'Cowboy'...Just goes to show you how quick the tides can turn!! Great play by play as well. I am happy for ya man!!
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