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DonBo

I Scored This Morning!

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I have seen a bunch of turkeys while bowhunting the metro area but haven't been able to get a shot. With just one day left in the season I decided to break out the 870.

There were only a few roosting near me but they flew across the road onto a farm that I don't have permission to hunt. I have seen them do this before and usually some come back into my pine plantation. I set up as close as possible to them and called every so often. Finally, here they come! About 10, all toms. These weren't the BIG ones I've seen in here, but hey...one day left.

This is the first one that gave me a clear shot. 17 lbs, 6 oz. 7" beard. 5/8" spurs.

My first Minnesota fall turkey.

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They didn't seem to mind the blaze orange one bit.

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Good work DonBo! Nice bird.....never apologize for a fall bird! They can come easy, but most of the time I find it more difficult than spring hunting.

Joel

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Thought someone would appreciate the rub. Photo was a self portrait - timer on my point and shoot, not bad huh?

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Nice work Don. Great story and nice to see you connected. No cherry picking for fall Toms, that's for sure.

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Way to go Donbo.

I agree that no one should apologize for getting a turkey. Just getting in range is tough let alone making the shot.

Congrats on a hard-earned bird.

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