Spring Turkey 2019

singleshot1

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This lovely spring weather in Illinois/Wisconsin sure made turkey hunting harder than it needed to be but still managed to fill 3 tags.

First bird was a beat up old ugly sucker missing most his tail feathers and appeared to have part of his beard frozen off.
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Couple weeks later ventured out with my second Illinois tag in pocket, just happened to be the day after a fluke spring snowstorm.
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Last tag was a Wisconsin tag. Much nicer weather aside from rain storm after rain storm rolling through, finally had a clearing in the afternoon and tagged out. On this hunt I accomplished something I have always wanted to do and that was get a bearded hen, although she wasn't a big bird size wise at only 12lbs, she did however have an 8" beard. She will be proudly displayed in the man cave once she gets back from the taxidermist.
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Can't wait for spring of 2020, will be hunting Goulds turkeys in search of the Royal Slam!
 

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TheBenHoyle

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Great job. My Illinois season was not as productive, but it was just as full of weather (snow...).
 
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