Today's Bird

Discussion in 'Iowa Long Beard Conference' started by Jake, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. Jake

    Jake Member

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    This is a special bird, not my biggest, but a 25' 11" beard one spur was 1.5" the other was broke off at about .5 A year ago I had a brain tumor removed and was only able to muster up enough strength to go for one morning. I had a long recovery. I was unable to go Wednesday because I had a follow up in Iowa City. At my check up I found out I have to have another small procedure next Thursday, so I probably won't get much 4th season hunting in. Anyway, the hunt yesterday, I went out heard some gobbles off the roost. Oh, I forgot to mention as a result of the brain tumor, I lost all of my hearing in my left ear, so I have no idea on directions as far as hearing goes. I saw five hens and no toms and had to quit to get to work. This morning it was windy I got settled into the blind about 5:30 didn't hear any gobbling. I started calling and about 6:10 I heard a gobble. I looked and saw some birds working there way into the field about 250 yds away. I grabbed my slate call cluck a few times, this guy noticed my Pretty Boy decoy and can in full strut at a pretty quick pace. As well as enjoying the hunt, I would tell everyone, if you have both ears and mobility to get into the woods, don't take it for granted! I dropped him at 21 steps otherwise I think he would have taken Pretty Boy down! I don't remember how to post a pic, but will send when I figure it out!
     
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  3. brianbrooks

    brianbrooks Lee Co. Iowa

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    You deserve him man.Congratulations!!! Wish you all the best,and your right about getting out there.If you can do it, Do it.We all take things for granted. You are an inspiration.
     
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    Congratulations on a great hunt. Prayers are with you!!!
     
  5. Bowtech84

    Bowtech84 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! Wish you the best
     
  6. huntyak

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    Very inspiring. I tip my hat to you and couldn't agree with you more. Congrats!:way:
     
  7. AZHunter

    AZHunter Fire Eater

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    X2!! Congrats and you are in our prayers.
     
  8. Fox Valley Hunter

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    Congrats on your turkey and hopefully all goes well next week.
     
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    x2 congrats man!
     
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    Nice job!! Thanks for sharing your story, and best of all to you :way:

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    Good job! and best of luck next Thursday. Hope all goes well!
     

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