big gobbler killed in new york

big gobbler killed in new york

Unread postby divotman » Tue May 30, 2017 7:55 pm

Fran , from Leesport had a great hunt in N.Y. on a rain soaked Memorial day in Sullivan co. ny . I invited the famous camera man Pete , I hunted with my boy sunday and one gobbled approx. six times ,Monday I used my Excalibur crossbow , in severe rain , birds did not leave roost till late , the first bird that came in was a bearded hen with about a 8 inch beard that flew into my decoys , are jake ,breeder , and feeder avain x , then shortly after 6 am we finally heard him on the roost , ,a few minutes he hit the ground and went to our right , I called very lightly with yelps and clucks , just enough to let him know I was there , he gobbled back , and out of the hedge line a hen appeared , he has had three hens the last two weeks , so I figured he was very close to the hen , he stepped out the hen seen my decoys and turned and ran , I called alittle aggressive ,and he broke in full strut in the pouring rain , as he got close I picked up my crossbow and he flogged my jake , at least three times , jumped on it pecked it , Pete said Fran ,you can shot anytime , we were in my double bull blind , so he was in my left window opening Pete was to my right , I centered my Excalibur scope on his wing crease and shot , he dropped one wing went about 12 feet to my left and fell over , complete pass through , with my broadhead , a great bird , weighted on a scale at 22 lbs 3 ozs 10 inch heavy beard , and 1.1/8 inch spurs . Photos will be up soon , this was my tenth bird of the season , I hunted ny , nj, south Dakota, and texas with my boy , he also took two great birds in pa and one in Texas . Thanks Pete , and Tom , for taking me to Nj. I plan on hunting there again in 2018 great season and met some new friends . Thanks Fran
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Unread postby biggamecameraman » Wed May 31, 2017 1:57 am

great hunt thanks for the invite Franny , the video should be a real classic please add the photos that I took in the rain with your camera of the monster sometime soon :D :D :D
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Re: big gobbler killed in new york

Unread postby ImpalaSSpeed96 » Wed May 31, 2017 8:51 am

10 birds, holy cow! That's 6 straight weeks of hunting!
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Unread postby Nevermoor » Wed May 31, 2017 4:48 pm

10 birds has to be some kind of record. Congrats on the nice big bird.
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Unread postby divotman » Wed May 31, 2017 8:44 pm

ny crossbow pouring rain photos
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Unread postby divotman » Wed May 31, 2017 8:50 pm

pouring rain ny gobbler with crossbow
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Unread postby divotman » Wed May 31, 2017 8:57 pm

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Unread postby bigcitybowhunter » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:27 am

That's awesome! Congrats on your amazing season! That's going to be hard to top!
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Re: big gobbler killed in new york

Unread postby divotman » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:34 pm

thanks if you ever need a merriam or Osceola I have some great places thanks Fran
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Unread postby bigcitybowhunter » Fri Jun 02, 2017 9:21 pm

Thanks Fran. I just might take you up on that offer some day. I do need an Osceola and Merriams.
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