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NWTF Longhunter
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Joined: 29 Jun 2008
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Location: Michigan
Real Name: Ron W LaClair

PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 6:36 pm    Post subject: Late season success Reply with quote

After two weeks of trying to get a Tom turkey in front of my flintlock fowler, it finely happened. Fowl weather hampered efforts for 14 days. Rain, snow,wind and hail made getting close to a bird almost impossible. Finely Mother Nature let up and gave us a decent warm and sunny day and late in the day the opportunity finely came. A huge Tom turkey came through behind three hens giving me a 12yd shot.

Equipment used was a 12ga English Fowler made for me by Jud Brennan in 1979. This gun loaded with 80grs of 2FF behind 90grs of #5 shot has accounted for many turkeys over the years. This bird taken in the evening of the next to the last day of the season is the largest one to date. He weighed a whopping 27# with spurs that were 1 9/16" and 1 7/16". His heavy beard was 10 1/2" long





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Isaac
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Location: Ouisconsing, Pays d'en Haut
Real Name: Isaac Walters

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job, Ron!!!

Isaac

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D.S. Bradshaw
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Location: Middle Waters, USA
Real Name: D. Scott Bradshaw

PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YESSIR, that's how ya do it! I think these are some of the best hunting photos I've ever seen. Good going NWTF!
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kopfjaeger
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Real Name: Frank Ciletti

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice

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