2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

Unread postby Spitfire-Spurs » Thu May 31, 2018 1:16 pm

Considering the challenges of missed time in the field, limited gobbling, adverse weather and overall limited bird sightings in general for my 2018 Spring Gobbler Season, I consider myself fortunate to have connected on 5 nice Longbeards this year. There was a sixth that almost made the list, however an awkward angle and the bird being on top of me resulted in my letting him walk as opposed to taking a less than high percentage shot. I do believe that this particular bird was one that came in with the big one I shot during the "B" week and subsequently videoed with my camera as it attacked the Tom I had just put on the ground and then proceeded to try to pick a fight with my Avian X decoy.

Below is my 2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review.

A Week & B Week birds.
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2018 A Week – 23.0 Lbs. 1&1/8 Spurs. 4.75 Beard (Beard Rot) Shotgun
2018 B Week – 24.5 Lbs. 1&1/4 Spurs. 9.75 Beard Shotgun

C Week Birds
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2018 C Week – 22.0 Lbs. 1.0 Spurs. 9.0 Beard Crossbow
2018 C Week – 21.0 Lbs. 1.0, 0.75 Spurs. 10.0 Beard Shotgun

D Week Bird
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2018 D Week – 19.0 Lbs. 1.0, 0.25 Spurs. 10.125 Beard Crossbow

I packed the turkey gear away till next spring, I even think a tear rolled down my cheek as I was doing it. :(
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Re: 2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

Unread postby bigcitybowhunter » Thu May 31, 2018 7:42 pm

I think that is an amazing season! Congrats !
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Re: 2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

Unread postby biggamecameraman » Thu May 31, 2018 8:18 pm

Jersey Joe Mills thanks so much for another recap this season well done . it looks like another banner year for you old sport :D :D :D
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Re: 2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:37 am

Joe nice season right there! Congrats
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Re: 2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

Unread postby Phillyarcher » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:16 pm

Joe,
Looks like you had a good season.
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Re: 2018 NJ Spring Gobbler Season in review

Unread postby Spitfire-Spurs » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:45 pm

Thanks guys.
I'm hoping this cold rainy weather doesn't have to big of an affect on this years hatch. Haven't seen many polts running around yet.
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