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    After hearing three birds on the roost this morning the birds went silent. Around 9:00 am I moved right beside my wife to eat a sandwich and come up with a new plan. When I stood up the birds were 75 yards away! I was busted! Slowly I sat back down and called to see the Tom turn into the tree line and leave. Feeling discouraged about my rookie mistake, I moved back to my tree and thought what the hell I'll give it another shot. Hit the box call and two birds answered. I then turned to my wife and said 'get ready honey, their coming our way'. A few minutes later two strutters stepped into the field. A lonely hen led them to about 45 yards away. I had a good shot the whole time, but that's not what we were there for. It was my wife's opportunity to kill her first turkey. One last sequence with the diaphragm call made them close the distance. There was a chance for a Chatham county double, but at this point someone needed to shoot a bird. I asked if she was ready and she said yes. SHOOT EM!! The bigger of the two dropped instantly! I continued to call after taking a shot at the second bird that was flying away at 100 mph knowing I had shot 10 yards behind it!! I gave it a few seconds and finally said to her 'lets go get your bird'! I cannot describe to you the joy I have felt today! I am truly blessed to have a wife that enjoys to hunt as much as me! God has blessed us with this beautiful bird and another wonderful experience in the great outdoors! If you're just starting, don't give up! If you have been hunting for a while, take your wife or a friend or a child and give them the chance to experience what we all love so much! If they are successful you will walk away feeling just as good or better than if you had been the one to punch that tag! 11 1/4 in beard, 1 1/4 in spurs (not sure on the weight, we do not own a scale)
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    congrats
    thats a great bird sometimes when they get silent means there on there way. congrats on callin ur wife a great bird
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    nice
    Congrats on the bird wifey! That's great that y'all could enjoy that together. My son and I are greenhorns trying to figure it all out so we can score our first birds.
    Good luck on gettin' your next bird(s).
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