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Offline Shovelbuck

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Mornings Tom
« on: April 13, 2013, 09:43:01 PM »
Had a short but fun hunt this morning. Got set up and about 10 minutes later, two toms came in and I picked the larger of the two. I was using my 20 gauge fowler.

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2013, 10:39:23 PM »
That's a fine bird you got there, he will make a good meal and then some.  How much did he weigh?

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2013, 10:46:30 PM »
NICE!! Great Pic.

Offline PPatch

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2013, 11:19:24 PM »
Quick success like that comes from putting your time in on scouting, knowing your calls and turkey habits. Great job and that photograph is a keeper, your grand-kids will love that.

Congratulations on a fine looking bird.

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2013, 11:20:33 PM »
Nice bird but if you make a good meal out of an old tom, please let us know how you cooked the bird. Never had much luck cooking those older toms myself.

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 11:27:09 PM »
Congratulations on a big, ol' Tom.  Period dress, too; now that's really cool.
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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 11:42:11 PM »
SB; Congratulations on a great looking morning bird. Thanks for sharing, AJ.
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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 11:49:17 PM »
He weighed in at 22 lbs. As for cooking, I usually cut the breast meat into about 3/4 inch thick strips, across the grain. Then marinate in a Creole Butter marinate over night and dredge in flour the next day and pan fry. Always tender.
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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2013, 01:27:38 AM »
Thanks for that cooking tip. I will try that if I should get lucky again. Maybe next weekend if some of the snow goes this week. Winter is sure getting long aroud here, hope others are doing better. Good hunting to those still with tags.

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2013, 01:35:07 AM »
Nicely done!  Congrats.

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2013, 02:28:33 AM »
Great picture.  Congratulations   

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2013, 06:07:05 AM »
I thought you had to be hair-to-toenail in the latest camouflage pattern to bust a turkey. At least that's what the hunting magazines and hunting shows would lead us to believe.  (frustration now vented)

I've seen more turkeys this year, and in places I've never seen them, including on the edges of a couple of >10,000 population cities. Congratulations on yours!

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2013, 07:14:11 PM »
Congratulations on a great bird. I love the pic ;D
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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 10:55:25 PM »
 That is a beauty and a great pic.

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2013, 11:03:09 PM »
Congrats and great pic, too!!
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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2013, 04:44:27 AM »
Great bird , congrats, I got to get away from this bench and get out more :D

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #16 on: April 18, 2013, 10:00:59 AM »
Nice bird... I guess the get-up may look like a stump to the game... Great photo... Great memories...

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #17 on: April 19, 2013, 07:26:41 PM »
Nice big Tom.
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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2013, 03:45:54 AM »
very cool! and nice photo

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Re: Mornings Tom
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2013, 11:41:38 PM »
Very nice- way to go.
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