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Big Licking Co. Gobbler [message #55145] Tue, 17 May 2016 09:48 Go to next message
hookedspur is currently offline  hookedspur
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Way to much free time!
Boy its been a tuff season for me ,I hunted in Ohio the first week and heard a total of 5 birds
and maybe 15 gobbles all week. Couldn't buy a gobble after fly down. Went to Tenn. for a week and only heard 3 birds for a total of 5 gobbles, again, nothing after they hit the ground. Well I came home and could only hunt the weekend and off to Kansas and things started to get better, I got there at about noon and was to start hunting the next morning.
I thought I might do some scouting and put my camos on and got my little M2 20ga and went for a walk along the river,
more like a creek here but a river out there. Long story short I was tagged out before I got back to camp, Yahoo.
Since I Tagged early I decided to go back to Tenn. and try again and BANG, 1 tagged Fri eve. and another Sat. Morning.
Came back home to Ohio and was able to hunt the last day only ,,,,
and by 6:50 Sun. morning I had the biggest Tom of 50 years of chasing these birds on the ground.
He Taped out at
26 Lbs 13 oz.
10 1/4" beard
one spur 1 1/2"the other 1 3/4"
Total NWTF score 79.810



Re: Big Licking Co. Gobbler [message #55147 is a reply to message #55145] Wed, 18 May 2016 13:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Taxidermist48 is currently offline  Taxidermist48
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Awesome. Super nice birds. Congrats!

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Re: Big Licking Co. Gobbler [message #55485 is a reply to message #55145] Mon, 02 April 2018 20:37 Go to previous message
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to much time on my hands

I just re-read this post.....WOW.... I hope I have a season like that soon,,,I am trying to get some access to land in Iowa right now....I work with some people from Des Moines and one of the guys is a big time deer hunter and told me he has access to land and he is trying to get me permission to come out there and hunt turkeys......great you can run around multiple states and do this......plans are now to "retire" from what I am doing end of year and then hunt turkey in Florida, Iowa, the very least ....once again....great to hear that story again...good luck this year...looks like it will be a tough year in Ohio with the weather ....

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