Successful turkey hunts

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  1. Flight of the arrow

    Flight of the arrow Premium Member

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    Always enjoy everyone’s successful pictures and stories post them if you have them.
    Young Flights bird:
    Monroe County 4/18/20
    9 3/8 inch beard
    3/4 inch spur other spur was broken
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  2. Gander Club

    Gander Club

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    Open day afternoon with daughter
    11” beard
    1” spurs
    26lbs on a questionable scale.
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    She called it in and seen it first coming in to attack the jake decoy.
     
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  3. Captain

    Captain Team Yukon

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  4. KMB2481

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    My 9 year old son’s first and first for the family! My boys have been persistent with getting into turkey hunting so we gave it a go for the first time this spring and at it hard since the opener! It’s been a learning experience for sure but blessed with this beautiful bird. 26# 11” beard, 1.25” spurs and he shot him shortly after 7pm on 5/2 as he worked his way toward the field with both boys and myself in the blind! What a rush!
     

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  5. Point Blank Kennels

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    My 10 yr old sons biggest bird to date, 4-18-20, 4:20 pm, lapeer county. 10 inch beard, 1 inch spurs View attachment 529589
     

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  6. Liver and Onions

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    Easily makes the Michigan record book. Contact CBM if interested.

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  7. Liver and Onions

    Liver and Onions

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    If measurements are correct, 12 inches total would make the record book. Contact CBM if interested.

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  8. Brandon Malson

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    My tag started the 25th so I went out scouting a couple days prior to places I had marked during the last snow fall. Found a handful of nice spots on public and sat all day Saturday and Sunday then did some morning and evening hunts throughout the week. Thinking back of the sounds from a mornings roost gives me chills and all fired up - unreal! Kept getting closer to a good opportunity and moved around a nice 90 acre parcel. Called a big Tom in last Saturday about 40 yards then I must have spooked him from continuing in probably from my heart pounding through my chest...went back out Sunday morning and finally got one to come in about 35 yards at 6:15pm. First turkey ever. Beautiful birds and awesome time hunting these thunder chickens!
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  9. Liver and Onions

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    That bird would make the CBM record book if you have an interest.

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  10. Flight of the arrow

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    Alcona County 5/8/20
    8 3/4 inch beard
    3/4 inch spurs
    21 1/2 lbs
    44 1/2 inches long (hunting public style)
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    10 1/4" beard
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  12. dewy2232

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    5/2/20 @ 6:45 am
    I took my first turkey. I shot this bird @ 8 yards with my PSE EVO NXT 33, GoldTip Prohunter 400s, Rage Extreme broadhead, Rogue bowstrings, Bohning Blazer vanes, and Close Grip Bow Handle.
    This was my first time out hunting by myself using my own decoys and calls. The previous weekend I hunted with a buddy and he called in a bird to 8 yards and I made a bad shot and never recovered the bird. On this morning the birds were really vocal gobbling all around me. At one time I had 4 long beards in eye sight strutting and putting on a show. Finally, a hen drug on of the Tom’s in my direction and I was able to call him into my setup. I made the 8 yard shot and watched him tip over 30 yards later. I then sat in the blind watching the other Tom’s until about 9 am. My bird weighed 24#, had a 9.5” beard, and 1-3/16” spurs!
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    It took a couple weeks of hard hunting, but I was finally able to call in this big tom for my 8 yr old sons first turkey! We roosted him the night before and he was fired right up the next morning. Right off the roost he started our way with a hen and just before sunrise my son made a great 35 yd shot on him with his 20 gauge. 23.61#, 1.5” spurs, and 9.25” beard!

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  14. Liver and Onions

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    For anyone interested in the CBM record book for turkeys:
    The minimum is 12" gun and 8" archery. Spur+spur+beard=total.
    Yearly awards in youth, women, men, senior, crossbow, multi-beard.
    Similar categories for deer minus the multi-beard and add muzzle.
    No rush to score. Needs to be done by March for next magazine and awards banquet.

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    What a great season so far.sat out 5 times for total of 6 hours and went 4 for 4.marsha and I doubled first nite.
    Following week called for buddy and first 2 hours of morning called nice tom for him.
    Then last sunday called 3 Tom's in for son
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