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#1 deerslayer

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 03:49 PM

Pretty good morning today! Shot my Tom after about 20 minutes of calling. Thomas is fascinated with the bird. I thought about hunting with the tommy gun, but not quite legal to use a a rifle in Iowa. Could have picked off a couple yesterday with it though. They were out around 80 yards.

Had to share the photo.
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 04:37 PM

Dan,

Nice Gobbler! Can't wait until may 1st when our season starts. Hope I get as lucky. What are the stats on that bird?

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 07:03 PM

The bird has a 9.5 inch beard, 1 inch spurs. Didn't weigh it but it felt big. Thomas is 1.5 years and the tommy gun is an A3 .22 with an english walnut stock. Had to throw in the tommy gun to keep us on topic smile.gif
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Posted 16 April 2005 - 08:58 PM

gotta weigh at least 20 lbs. Nice tropy for sure. What did you call him in with? Did you strike him the night before or locate in the morning? Man you just got me so siked up for Gobbler season! Gonna drive Erika crazy practicing the mouth calls in the car!

Your boy looks great! He is getting big. Happens so fast...Kasie just started walking on easter and have been chasing her around ever since.

Oh and that is nice wood on the Tommy...is that a tounge oil finish...just to keep the post from getting zapped. biggrin.gif
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#5 deerslayer

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Posted 16 April 2005 - 10:24 PM

Birchwood casey true oil finish.
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The walnut was one of two boards that I salvaged from the garage. It was lying flat and the top side was very black but I planed off the charcoal and look what came out.
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 03:25 AM

Dan--
Great photos! Enjoyed the Tommys
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:31 AM

Congratulations Dan! biggrin.gif That salvaged wood is just beautiful. If any of you newbies don't know it, Dan is our resident woodman! unsure.gif blink.gif You will not find a better wood-worker, craftsman and artist. cool.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 10:37 AM

God, Dan, you are an artist with that furniture!
Make sure and post a photo of that deck when it's done! smile.gif
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Posted 17 April 2005 - 12:53 PM

Dan,I can hardly wait for my wood...

Nice turkey.
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