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  • ROCKING in Rockingham with Don and Diane!! What a WEEK!!!

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    WOW!! Well after getting carpal tunnel from cranking away on the SPURSUADER and the Roof of my mouth is irritated from mouth Calls lol I'm back from Rockingham with a 5 day beard and ALOT of Great memories!!! Man!! was we ever in the Hot seat!! I missed a Bird opening evening and instantly thought with youth week and My Gun getting knocked around that it was off...It WASN'T!! Then...I call 2 Hot Long-beards over 400 yards and even get them to fly across a Big creek to us and at about 20 yards with the Gobblers nervous..I get a chance and Miss again Free-handed!!! We couldn't get a break it seems..If the Birds wasn't coming in Silent, They were coming in behind us or I was scaring them to death lol...Well Don loves to Run&Gun so he said shake it off and lets find another 1 or 2 so a few miles later after I fall in the Creek (Twice) we set up and I'm wringing my socks out (For the 2nd time...Fell in going over AND coming back lol) We settle in and instantly hear a Gobble..10 Minutes later while sitting barefoot lol I finally hit a Nice 2 year old that was also nervous and leaving with a Thick Beard...Now...We have all heard of Blessings in Disguise so the next morning with Don and Diane shoulder to shoulder I get a Gobbler Fired up and he's coming!! We scamper around to get in position and I'm sweet talking him when Don&Diane see him coming, doing his beautiful waltz in...I hear both safety's go off and Here Diane say 'I don't have a shot yet' then BOOOM!! Don did have a shot and knocked down a great Bird with a Horse tail of a Beard..Diane is heartbroken but Happy for Don and we assure her that with what we have been experiencing that her Gobbler would come soon...Little did we know that soon was a few hours away..We spook another Gobbler so we take off again and get another Bird Fired up and we set-up...20 minutes later..Here THEY come!! I'm thinking DOUBLE and I'm following the back Bird when BOOOOM!! Diane topples him over in my scope with a GREAT SHOT!! (Must have been a pay-Back from last year lol?) After the back slapping we approach her Bird with me being first and I'm saying 'I know He has a freaking Brush Guys!!' I roll him over a One 10 inch Beard falls right and One 10 inch Beard falls Left. DOUBLE BEARD!!! You guys that know me know how I get about Turkey hunting and I was ecstatic over Her Gobbler LOL It also sported Beautiful Blond Spurs that were needle sharp (Yeah they cut Her) The Tail Fan was also Unique and reminded me of a Rio Grande Gobbler But What a Trophy!!!! 2 short Years ago, Neither Don nor Diane had Killed a Gobbler and Now I think It's safe to say that they are hooked and I Thank GOD I got to tag along on these Hunts!!! For what it's worth, I had a another Chance after calling a nice Gobbler DOWN a mountain and across another creek with Diane but like deshavu...I Missed again lol...I've been Called The Turkey Whisperer and even told I could Call a Turkey out of a Coma lol I doubt that but You Gotta Love It when it's Right!!! Thanks Don for the invite and for encouraging me to keep after them when I was disgusted..I wont talk about your Trophy Poplar Tree you killed lol I had a Blast with you and Diane and Hope we all get to do it again!!!! Tried to keep it short but Hunts like these deserve a Play-By-Play Book!!!!
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    wow
    man them sure are sum nice birds and great pics. sounds like yaw had a ball and made memories that will last a lifetine. congrats
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    Best Hunt Ever
    This had to be the best hunt ever.I walked my legs off,but I will give it to you guys,Don knows where the turkey are and GT knows how to sweet talk them in.I definately got to kill the bird of a lifetime. And to do it with great friends made it an experience I will never forget.GT and Don killed some really nice gobblers too.The beard on Dons gobbler was a rope and a half. Thanks guys for letting me tag along.
    Also I want to thank you guys for carrying my turkey out.I don't know if could have carried it out of there or not,lol.We probably wouldn't have got out of the woods til after dark.Everytime I took a step with that turkey on my back with all my gear I almost fell sideways,ha ha. And GT,when you've spursuaded as many turkeys as you have,missing a few ain't nothing,lol.
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    Congrats !!
    Thats awesome, yall are laying em low this year.
    @ Diane that non-typical is sick !! let us know what he scores ??
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    birds
    Congrats to all 3 of you on 3 awsome bi.rds,man that spursuader must be magic.LOL.
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    Congrats
    Way to go guys and gal lol. Yaw are awesome!!
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    Nicex3
    Sweet, Very Good Job Ya'll Looks Like All 3 Of Ya'll Had Fun Hunting Together. Congrats On The Toms. There Some Nice One's!! Glad Ya'll Had A Fun And Safe Hunt. Thanks For The Good Story.
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    Wheres Chad?
    Chad B...Wondering about ya Brother....Hope your OK and having some Luck chasing these Dang Birds!!!
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    Chad B
    I've been wondering the same thing. Hope you are having a good season and even if you haven't gotten one on the ground yet,I enjoy reading the stories of the hunts either way.We all know going hunting don't always mean you gonna kill something,lol. Good luck
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    been hunting to much
    Been checking posts on my cell but finally getting around to commenting on them. Awsome hunt it sounds like and great photos. And diane that's a trophy tom for sure! id mount him
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    mount
    @ Mac
    I wish I had of had him mounted,guess I will always kick myself for not doing it. I did do a cape mount on him. Turned out to be my biggest cape mount so far,takes up a large section of wall.But that's fine with me because I will have great memories every time I look at it.
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    Nice Job D
    That's AWESOME 'D' Hope mine turns out that nice since you insisted you do it for me lol...Looking back I wish I would have talked you into doing a Mount of your Bird...I told ya when I rolled him over that he was indeed a Bird of a life-Time!!! If I would have pulled the trigger then I'm not sure what I would have did but more than likely he would be Half Strut Gobbling on a limb lol But who knows...You might get 1 bigger someday lol...I think Mac needs a new Ruler...That Beard looks a Foot Long huh? lol
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    mount
    Yeah I wish you had convinced me to do the whole mount too. I don't know what happened to some of the feathers on mine,but looked like a few were missing on the back.I done the best I could with what I had though.It did turn out to be a big cape though.My husband said I was running out of room,lol.I can always make more room,as long as the good Lord keeps sending them my way.I love it!! Gracie saw it and said THATS a big bird.She said I don't want to see its head,it'll give me nightmares,lol.She said its a pretty bird....but then theres the head.

    I thought Macs gobblers beard looked a foot long too,lol.Nice Bird indeed.
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    @GT
    by the way ,if I hadn't offered to do your cape mount,your bird would still be hanging in a tree a Dons with flys blowing around it lol,J/K
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    Great story, GT!
    Man, what an adventure! Fun and funny! Congrats. That's the stuff turkey hunting is made of!
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    lol
    Thanks arevels!! It was a Blast!!! Diane, you might be right lol but it's all good lol...Few Feathers missing? I'll check the back of my vest for those lol
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