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    Son's First Gobbler!

    Had an amazing weekend with my son up in NY state. I took him on his first turkey hunt and only a hunting dad can feel like I feel today. Not only did my boy sleep in the back of the truck all weekend with me, but he proved to be a trooper in all we did. Saturday, this gobbler gave us the cold shoulder and wouldn't close the last 75 yards. By 10:30 we called it quits and went into town for some lunch. Now, the kid will eat fast food til it comes out his ears if I let him, but instead we went to a diner. This 14 y/o inhales a stack of 3 pancakes, a platter of 4 french toast and a side of bacon with a vanilla milkshake!!! Wish I was young again!
    Saturday night got much colder and bt 2 am I had to put on a fleece beanie to keep my bald head warm. He slept great, I tossed and turned trying to find a sweet spot. Hot him up at 4:30 and off we went. Set up 3 hen dekes and gave a hoot. The bugger gobbles loud as can be so we sit down and settle in. The hen flew down first and made so much racket I thought she was kicking something's butt! Now, here's where I have to give kudos to 2barrel, who made me my custom pot call 2 years ago. This call is so sweet and convincing that I called her to within 20 yards of us and that tom strutted in a few minutes later. One or two clucks and he fanned up and strutted like a pimp on hooker avenue. I gave my son the go ahead and at 25 yards, he whacked that gobbler so hard he never knew what him him! Great morning for both of us... he with his first gobbler, a solid bird at maybe 16-17 lbs and a 9 1/2" beard. One spur 3/4 " the other 1". As for me, I couldn't be more proud of my boy. Never complained even when that tom walked away on Saturday, he said " we'll get 'em tomorrow" and never looked disappointed. Slept in truck bed, ate hotdogs and shot a superb bird for his first one. I thank the Lord for such a weekend and memorable day and thank Mike, aka 2barrel for such an awesome call that changed this tom's mind on day 2!
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    Sounds like a dream weekend to me! Enjoy it whiles he's young. They grow up quick. Congrats to both of ya!
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    Congrats!

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    Congrats, son!!

    Great job, pop!
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    Great memories there , congrats to you both
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    Great job .congrats

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    congrats, young hunter.

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    Good stuff! Congrats

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    Nice story he'll remember that hunter forever congrats
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