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Online wattlebuster

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Alabama longbeard
« on: April 08, 2013, 02:13:02 AM »
Been a silent spring but the gobblers have finally started talking. I got on this bird at daylight but as I closed the distance I could hear he had his ladies roosted close so I just hung around him all day since he was the only game in town. He would gobble once every 30/45 min or so and then about 1:45 he ran out of hens and started gobbling and I promised him something special if he would come see me. He came to 30 yrds  strutting and drumming and I let Achilles do what he was built to do. He went down and is now in the freezer for being so romantic. He weighed about 18lbs and has a 10 inch thick beard and 1 inch spurs. Its the first bird for this smoothbore that I built this last fall/winter and named it Achilles. The load this 12 ga likes is 100 gr of Fg followed by a wonderwad and a 1/8th thick hard cardboard overpowder wad then 110 gr of copperplated #4s topped off with a thin overshot card. I hope all you longbeard chasers have a great season this spring ;D
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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 03:53:41 AM »
Sir; Nice looking bird. The wife agrees with me, seldom, we have a great stove, oven, and dinning room table the pictured bird would fit and look great  on. Thanks for sharing the pictures. AJ.
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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2013, 03:56:35 AM »
Man Wattles, you clean up a road kill better then anybody I know............LOL.

Hey, great job...good patience waiting him out, and your new smoothie obviously delivered as designed !

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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2013, 04:05:46 AM »
Just goes to show ya a fat redneck will eat might near anything ;D Thanks guys
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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2013, 02:29:12 PM »
Sounds like a good hunt and you did a fine job of hangin in til the deed was done.  In the words of a famous American,  "From where the sun now stands,  he will gobble no more,  forever".   ;D

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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2013, 02:35:03 PM »
Great job Wattlebuster!!! Had one in the yard this morning, but three more weeks till he's in any danger.
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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 02:52:55 PM »
Alright, way to go!  Glad to see somebody get the season kicked off on here. 

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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2013, 03:57:32 PM »
Sounds like an enthralling hunt by a very diligent and patient hunter who knows his turkeys, good job!

Over here in Georgia we've got a couple of hen's coming down to feed in the field in front of the house, one just left a few minutes ago. I believe they are on the nest as I see one or the other morning and evening. Two gobblers were in the area last week but I have not seen them for over a week, bet they are out romancing on their stomping grounds. Ah, spring...

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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2013, 04:03:43 PM »
Congrats!!! Good looking bird. After what seems like forever, our season starts next Saturday.
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Re: Alabama longbeard
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2013, 04:49:56 AM »
Way to go Wattle, aint nothin better than huntin in our bama woods. Nice bird!
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