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#5684768 - 04/04/15 10:33 PM Opening morning Gobbler
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 970
Loc: Flower Mound
It's been along time but I finally connected with a Spring Gobbler. This hunt had it all. We heard the birds early this morning and saw that Tom's strutting and fighting in the field. They moved down and around the road from us. My brother and I climbed up to the top of the hill and I could hear them gobbling and fighting each other. I had to put the belly crawl from the top of the hill down to where the Tom's were fighting. What a sight it was to watch 2 mature Tom's fight each other. After the first fight the winning Tom mounted and breed with a hen right in front of me, 35 yards. No sooner did he finish breeding with the hen and bam! he was fighting again with the other Tom. This old boy zigged when he should have zagged.

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#5684810 - 04/04/15 11:57 PM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 12/12/11
Posts: 11704
Loc: Grayson County
Great story and picture
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#5684862 - 04/05/15 06:45 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: Ramsey]
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Registered: 04/27/05
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Loc: Dallas 2 Jacksboro
Originally Posted By: Ramsey
Great story and picture
cheers
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#5684911 - 04/05/15 08:18 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 24940
Loc: Wise County Texas
up Nice thick beard on that tom.
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#5684928 - 04/05/15 08:40 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: Western]
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Registered: 07/25/13
Posts: 2307
good stuff~!
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#5684934 - 04/05/15 08:49 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: tlk]
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Registered: 01/30/09
Posts: 1421
Loc: Abilene Tx
great bird and fun story
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#5684962 - 04/05/15 09:18 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 12340
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Nice Tom. Congrats. up
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#5684966 - 04/05/15 09:21 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 11/08/07
Posts: 2869
Loc: Eddy TX.
congrats on a nice hunt

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#5685015 - 04/05/15 10:00 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 08/04/10
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cheers
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#5685362 - 04/05/15 02:36 PM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 07/29/10
Posts: 1895
Loc: Santo, TX
Congratulations
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#5685405 - 04/05/15 03:02 PM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5148
Loc: Emory,TX
Great job. Congrats
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#5685479 - 04/05/15 04:26 PM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 07/17/06
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Loc: Abilene or on the road...
Congrats.
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#5685547 - 04/05/15 05:25 PM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Tracker

Registered: 08/11/14
Posts: 708
Loc: Texas
cheers

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#5686059 - 04/06/15 06:57 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 4950
Loc: Watauga, TX / Hunt - Eastland
Sounded like a hunt you will soon never forget cheers
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#5686085 - 04/06/15 07:18 AM Re: Opening morning Gobbler [Re: GPS]
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Registered: 01/19/11
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Loc: Dollas,Taxes Bluff Dale Tx
That sounds exciting. Mother nature at her finest.
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