My son Austin took this 23# 10 1/2" beard 1 3/8" spurs on Thursday.
I took this 17# jake 4 1/2" beard on Friday morning. I would have taken 2 but my son's gun I was using jammed so I could not get off a shot at the other jake that had came in strutting up to the Avian X's. As it turned out the jam was a pretty good thing.
Now here is where the good thing about the jammed gun came in. I had decided to head home and get the jake taken care of because it was warming up and I didn't want to have a bird spoil on me because I stayed and tried to fill my other 1st season permit. I headed home figuring I would be eating a permit. As I was on my deck breasting the jake and deboning the legs and thighs a bird started gobbling in the highline next to my house. I got the jake in cold water and grabbed my gun. I went and sat down next to the highline and about an hour later I filled my other permit on this 24# 8" beard 1 1/4" spurs gobbler. Yeah I got rooked on the beard but it appeared he had a case of beard rot but I won't complain after missing a big one on Wednesday at 30 yds.
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Fast Grass blinds......cold north winds.....shivering labs....is this heaven?
Nice Going and a Little Luck on your side filling that 2nd Tag! Right by the house North Zone Opened Monday. I went Monday Morn. after work til about 9am. Saw and Heard nothing. Going again this morning after work--Hope for some action!
Hey, Let's go Huntin'!! Committed Custom Calls! Try one out!!
Nice story and birds. I have 2nd season northern part of the state. I have went four times. Been hearing some birds and seeing some. Just can't seal the deal. Tomorrow is the last day for me. Don't know if I'l go or not. Them suckers are hard to hunt. It's still nice to get out after being locked up most of the winter.