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Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Bigschuss » Fri May 06, 2011 4:27 pm

Bagged this guy this AM at 7:50...18 pounds, 1 inch spurs, 8 inch beard. I'd love to some some other pics.
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Buzzard Wing » Fri May 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Nice...

They don't hold up too well when you try and pluck em with a flail mower :shock:

Guess they have established a good population in Mass too. Amazing how quick the flocks in Maine have grown. Never saw one 15 years ago and I counted 22 little ones in a group I saw the other year.
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby ricky racer » Fri May 06, 2011 8:24 pm

Great bird, great picture!!! 8)
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Don McCombs » Fri May 06, 2011 8:52 pm

Nice bird. I'll be going out again tomorrow morning.
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Yogie » Sat May 07, 2011 10:42 pm

Nice one you have there, need to take a rattle can to the gun though. :lol:
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Bigschuss » Sun May 08, 2011 6:57 am

Yogie wrote:Nice one you have there, need to take a rattle can to the gun though. :lol:


Good one! :lol:

If it's any indication on my tendency to stick with what works and resist change...check out the vest I am wearing! That's my original vest I bought in 1988 or so when I was a 19 year old...Treebark Camo! It still fits and it still works...just like my shotgun. Yes, it's not all pretty like those new $900 camouflaged shotguns. But like my vest, I have had this 11-87 for over 20 years and I just see no need to replace it.
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Yogie » Sun May 08, 2011 7:33 am

I've takin the spay can to several of my ole hunting guns before you could buy them with factory camo.
One of my 69 cal smooth bore civil war rifles gets the camo tape before turkey hunting. Love that ole gun, you can mix what ever load you feel like using with little of this and that... :lol:
It's a thrill taking a turkey or deer with a 150+ year old rifle. :{_}:

Love the vest, I just found a new set of pants and shirt in my gear just like them. Those were the top line in their day and still look great. :wink:
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Georgia Boy » Sun May 08, 2011 8:08 pm

Yogie wrote:Love the vest, I just found a new set of pants and shirt in my gear just like them. Those were the top line in their day and still look great. :wink:


Yep, the ole Tree Bark camo, I think I still have a set around here somewhere.

It don't look like I am gonna get my bird this year. I have only had time to go twice, worked turkeys both times but, it seems the ole red heads like a hen much better that they can see rather than one that is hidden in the brush that they can't see. :D
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Yogie » Sun May 08, 2011 10:50 pm

They have season so late around here that it's pretty much done by the time it starts. Used to get a week or two of hunting in before the leaves came on, now their all the way out the first week of season making it hard to hear anything... :roll:
I've not been out for 4 years now but I used to wear them out. :lol:
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Don McCombs » Mon May 09, 2011 6:01 am

Yogie wrote:They have season so late around here that it's pretty much done by the time it starts.

That's pretty much the same situation where I hunt in SW PA. The season needs to start two weeks earlier than it does. I hunted this past Saturday and heard one bird gobble.
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Boss Hog » Mon May 09, 2011 8:17 am

Grandaddy hunted in a red flannel shirt and used a wing bone to yep em up :D , always had more turkey than we needed.
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Yogie » Mon May 09, 2011 11:40 am

Boss Hog wrote:Grandaddy hunted in a red flannel shirt and used a wing bone to yep em up :D , always had more turkey than we needed.
Oh the season is in the pot by the way

AHhhh the good ole days. Today, a man wouldn't last long around here in a red shirt... :shock:
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby deputy jailer » Tue May 10, 2011 12:59 am

Last years trophy 2010.... 28.5 lbs, 11.5 inch beard and 1 3/8 spurs Image


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My trophy 2011....23 lbs, 10.5 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Bigschuss » Tue May 10, 2011 6:48 am

deputy jailer wrote:Last years trophy 2010.... 28.5 lbs, 11.5 inch beard and 1 3/8 spurs Image


A jake opening morn 2011Image

My trophy 2011....23 lbs, 10.5 inch beard and 1 1/4 inch spurs
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Nice Deputy! They rarely get that big up here in the North. Great pics. Congrats!
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Re: Anybody Get a Thunderbird?

Postby Peter Person » Tue May 10, 2011 7:33 am

Sure did...two weeks before opening day :lol:

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