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First turkey

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Great first kill experience! I was alone on a friends property and decided to make a mid day hunt. I had spooked a bird after a long wait from a morning gobble on the opener. He walked right up on a buddy and me without a peep. So Saturday at noon I went back to same spot, found a better vantage point of where I thought he came from. I gave a couple putts, then yelped and he gobbled! I shut up! I putted and purred once within 20 minutes, and all the sudden I saw his head coming up the logging road from the bottom. He got within 25 yards and started strutting and drumming and gave me a good shot! Great hunt, first turkey finally. This is season 4 for me and I’m totally hooked.
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   bigjim
Congrats. Nice bird. I don't think you were putting to him. A putt is an alarm call and he would of melted away from you. You must be clucking. A cluck and putt are similar butt putt is higher intensity and more pitch, hard to turn a turkey once he or another has putted. That means they have been threatened or seen some sort of predator.
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   LETUMGROW
Nice Gobbler for your first, congrats!
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Haha! You’re right, my turkey lingo is still in it’s early stages as is my skills! But none the less, it worked twice in a week! I’m hooked for life.
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Congrats!!! Tell us more about the bird. How long was his beard? What kind of spurs did he have?
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