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Borch

2017 hso Turkey Quest Teams/Scores

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Team # 1Team Score = 145.625

Anyfish2 ---- 32.125

Scoot. ---- 29

Morgan  - Y ---- 32.5

Zachd ---- 52

dukhnt

hugonian1

 

Team #2 Team Score = 144.1875

DrJ

Ryan - Y ---- 27

Cheetah ---- 51.1875

Sutty ---- 66

Sabastian Thunderbucket

 

Team #3 Team Score = 176.50

Monstermoose78nephew - Y

featherslayer1 --- 66.5

Pfunk

Donbo --- 64.75

walleyehunter02

123fish --- 55.25

 

Team #4 Team Score = 172.4375

rkhinrichs ---55

Powerstroke ---0

ArcherySniper ---- 62.8125

Pumper317 ---- 54.625

Cooter

 

Team #5 Team Score = 204.625

Monstermoose ---- 28

x1957x

x1957grandson(Dillon) - Y --- 58.875

Illini Walli ---- 68.5

Wally Dog --- 49.25

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Way to go Ryan.

Now maybe you can get your dad on a bird. :D

Congrats.

 

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Awesome!  I have the Submission threat set up now with the form to be filled out.  Way to kick things off Ryan!

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Way to go Ryan!  I am sure Grandma would be so proud!

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Anyfish, I guarantee it!  She was always the first person we called with this kind of news.  It always made her day.

 

Borch, sorry about that-- I couldn't remember where I was supposed to put it.  Should I delete it here and put it over there?  

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Scoot, 

If you move it over there that will be fine.  I was a little slow getting the other thread set up.

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I am still hunting yet Moose. I go to Nebraska in a few weeks. I am archery in mn. starting to see more active birds. Going to wait and shoot a tom. Nice having 4 birds already on the team. How does a guy post pictures right from your cell phone to here so I can post Dillons info on his tom.

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Really close scores and several birds that haven't been submitted yet.

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Nice job guys, gotta get those other birds up, so the guys in the bleachers can cheer...

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On 4/20/2017 at 6:26 AM, monstermoose78 said:

Team 5 is in the lead by a few points :)

You may have spoken a little to soon :grin:

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I'm sensing a team score change coming soon... :)

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7 hours ago, Scoot said:

I'm sensing a team score change coming soon... :)

Just sitting waiting for it :whistle:

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:crazy:

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The person I'm thinking of is still gone.  I have no doubt he'll post it up when he gets back.  Hmmmm... who could it be???

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On 5/19/2017 at 9:44 AM, Scoot said:

The person I'm thinking of is still gone.  I have no doubt he'll post it up when he gets back.  Hmmmm... who could it be???

Same here

 

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