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Coalman

3 Times 3 = First Gobbler

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Coalman

04-30-17

This is our third year youth hunting with Nate. Even before we left the vehicle this morning the turkeys were gobbling. Set Nate and his dad on the field edge behind two hen decoys. The first in to investigate the stationary duo was a bearded hen. While legal Nate held off. Next in was a nice adult tom. I thought at any time I would see and hear him shoot. Nope the tom got bored and walked away gobbling. Nate said afterwards the tom just never stayed still enough for a good shot.

 

Two more turkeys started gobbling to our tom in the hollow below us. Since our big boy was on the outs I called to this pair. They would answer but stayed put. We all got together for a pow wow. While we were talking the turkeys gobbling in the hollow sounded closer. Dan and Nate had to crawl back to their hide.

 

A few minutes later I watched two mature toms in full display, shoulder to shoulder,  come up over the rise right to the decoys. Nate made a great shot at twenty five yards.

 

3 years trying, Nate shot the 3rd gobbler. Congratulations my young friend!

Nates Gobbler 04-30-17 18 pounds 11 inch beard web.jpg

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EB&Me

That makes for a great day of memories for all 3 of you. Good job making a new turkey hunter!

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Dogwood

Terrific!!  Good on ya' Coalman.

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tut

That's super indeed.   Hope things continue on the upswing in Maine this year.

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hobbes

Congrats to Nate.   That bird is as big as he is.

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Scrappy

Fantastic! Beautiful bird.

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mister grouse

Very nice.  Congrats 

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vabirddog

Congrats to all! Especially Nate, very nice!

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WPG Gizmo

Nice Bird :D

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Roost em 1st

Great work by all. Nate looks like one happy camper. 

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Michael Stenstrom

Nice Congrats!!!!

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Irishwhistler

Awesome Dave,

Great memories made for Nate, his Dad Dan, and for yourself.  Nothing better than  getting a kid out hunting.

 

Cheers to all,

Mikey

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dogrunner

Nice job on helping get him a bird. 

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