Brown St. Patrick's Day instead of Green

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Capt_Jerry
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Brown St. Patrick's Day instead of Green

Post by Capt_Jerry » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:45 pm

Yesterday was opening day of turkey season in my area. I was out at o'dark-thirty and ready as I put the gang to bed on Friday night and was where I thought I needed to be on Saturday morning. Well they came down and of course out of range. I spent the day with no shots.

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day I decided to move my position this morning about 30 yards to what I thought was a better position. About 10:30 AM some hens came out to the field followed by a gobbler. The hens went back into cover and the gobbler followed. Shortly the gobbler came back out about 30 yards from my position. My old Remington 2 3/4" 1100 with #5 shot and a 30" full choke barrel did the job.

Happy Brown Day!

My Lady next to the gobbler:


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And a old gobbler head:


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Post by rug357 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:04 am

Nice job!
Good for you for getting out there and doing it.
I’m down in South so I have until April 6 to get one this year.
Do you have Osceola up your way?

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Post by Capt_Jerry » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:31 am

Yes, that is what I shot. Here's a better picture of the tail fan.

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Post by rug357 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:11 am

Nice beard too

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Post by jaytwillerham » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:54 pm

Nicely done.
When is dinner?

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Post by Capt_Jerry » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:35 am

Here is the finished mount. Used a kit from Taxidermist Woodshop ( http://www.taxidermistwoodshop.com/ ). I have used their mounts for deer and have been pleased as I am with this turkey mount kit.

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