Got a nice one yesterday!

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Yesterday afternoon was really windy here so i setup where I knew the birds liked to roost in bad weather. He was strutting in a pasture about 400 yds away at 5:30 and the first time the wind let up I gave him a short series of yelps. After that I only clucked and purred on the few occassions that the wind would let up. My last call was at 7:00 and at 7:30 I saw him stretch his wings about 35 yds away. He moved into the edge of the woods looking for me and when he turned broadside and I could see the beard I layed into him. He went into a violent death flop so I eased out to secure him and a hen and another longbeard were standing there watching him. I stayed behing a tree and they casually walked off. The coolest thing about the whole deal was that i called him in with one of my slate over glass calls that I make. This is the first season one of my friction calls has been to the woods and this is the first bird called in to the gun by one to the best of my knowledge!
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way to go Tominator, CONGRATS on a really nice gobbler.  hope i'm as lucky as you are, season starts April 15th and i'm absolutely chompin at the bit right now...
 

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Awesome bird tominator wish I had that luck all I have seen is jakes so far.
 

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Nice bird.

Congratulations on taking him with a call you made.

Jerry
 

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Nice looking gobbler!! The fact that you took him with your own hand made call is priceless!! Way to go!!
 

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Great looking bird.  Way to go with geting him using your own call.
 

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Nice job on your gobbler Tominator. You gonna carve a notch in that call of yours or put his smiling beak pic on there instead?
 

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Congrats! Great bird and extra special using your own call.
 

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Great Job!  Congratulations.  That is a super nice bird and more special because of your call. Wonderful.
 

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pretty sweet, using a homemade call must have added a special sense of accomplishment. congrats
 

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 Wow,good bird,how did i miss this post?hmmmm i need to look harder from now on.
 Congrats!!
 

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Nice bird Congrats Tominator! I might try to make a call, that would be awsome.:ideablue:    
 

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Great job Tominator!  I would love to hear more about your calls, do you have any plans or info on them?  I just found a nice piece of slate and I'm trying to figure out how to get it thinner.  How are you using glass?

Pete
 

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Tominator,

Congrats on the bird.  Is that one from the area of "The Black Stuff?"  LOL!  Awesome bird.
 

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It sure is! I shot it late one afternoon and the check station was out of kill tags so I gutted it and stuffed it in the fridge here at work overnight then checked it in the next morning, that's why I have no camo on. You should've seen the looks on some of the engineers faces when they went to put their lunch in the fridge and all the shelves had been removed and there was a big ole gnarly tom staring at 'em! Probably still had some of that black stuff on his feet since I shot in that pasture.
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