Montana Bird

Poke 'Em

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Yesterday morning I spotted three birds strutted up and on a hen out in the open. I was able to sneak down along the creek bottom and get within about 150 yards. I set up a couple of decoys and started calling, and two birds started heading my way.

They hung up at about 25 yards, and I could clearly see that one of them was a jake, but couldn't see the beard on the 2nd bird due to the topography. Finally, I decided they weren't going to get any closer, but the 2nd bird looked a little bigger body-wise than the jake, so I took a chance that he would be a decent tom.

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8" beard, 1" spurs.
 

Reeltime

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Gorgeous bird! These west side mutts are fugly compared to the birds from the other side of the state!
 

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