A hunt to remember

Discussion in 'Iowa Long Beard Conference' started by gersdorf, May 19, 2018.

  1. gersdorf

    gersdorf Life Member

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    Had a great hunt this morning to close out the season. I have a milestone birthday coming up and my wife asked me what I wanted and all I said was for her to go hunting with me. She's never been and hates getting up early but she agreed and now I think she's hooked. Started off pretty quiet right off and had one tom a few hundred yards in the timber that would gobble every now and then. When he pitched out he made up a lot of distance quick to where we were gobbling every 20 seconds. He came out 65 yards to the north of us, saw the decoys, and sprinted back in the timber. I had debating putting decoys out as there has been a lot of pressure in my area this season. My wife said you need to get rid of the two hen decoys so I quickly ran and grabbed them. About 5 minutes later three hens came out to the south and moved around on the hill. Two does popped out about 100 yards away and we were watching them when we heard two gobbles and looked to the north and two toms were making their way down towards us. They got to about 45 yards and the 3.5 mag did the rest and dropped him in his tracks. 24 pounds, 1" spurs, and 10.5" beard. Score of 65. My wife is already making plans for next season and said she's ready to get behind the trigger next year. Definitely my all time favorite hunt. Congrats to everyone that has tagged out and good luck to the rest that are still chasing this weekend.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. Ishi

    Ishi PMA Member

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    Remember Mrs always knows best:)
    Congrats and a good read!
     
  4. deerhunter93

    deerhunter93 Well-Known Member

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    Very cool! Congrats on the bird!
     
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    Rjack Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on the bird and getting your wife to go along.
     
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    Yay. Congrats
     
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    4DABUCKS Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on a great bird! Best of luck to your wife next year!
     
  8. HorseDoctor

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    That’s the way to do it!!! Always easier to find time to hunt when the better half is on the same page!!! Congrats!
     
  9. goatman

    goatman I hunt days ending in Y

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    Congrats to you. That's why the make the blinds roomy enough for two. Now you'll have to video her on her first bird.
     
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    Nice job!! Awesome way to close out the season!!
     
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    Congrats Corey
     
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    Very cool...congrats to you both!!

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