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Tennessee Gobbler Image
Location: Franklin, TennesseeAlbum: Turkey, Hogs & Other Small GameAnimal Harvested or Shoot Type: Turkey

Tennessee Gobbler

April 6, 2006 by BUBBA Dan Wooten

I took this Tennessee Gobbler April 1, 2006,"Opening Morning" with my Mathews LX. I located this flock the afternoon before season opened. I set up my blind close to where I thought the birds would fly down…I was wrong. They flew down in the opposite direction of where I had anticipated. Since they were over a ridge and there were several hens in the flock, I decided to go to them instead of trying to call the toms to me. I came out of the blind, stayed quiet without making any calls, kept low, and stalked the flock from the cover of the ridge. It took about 20 minutes to circle around to get a shot. I used a fence row with brush at the top of the ridge for cover. I had one good shot on a tom at about 25 yards. I drew back my Mathews LX and nailed the gobbler from behind with an Easton XX75 arrow equipped with a Muzzy 100 grain broadhead. This was not the largest tom in the flock but it was the only shot I had. The tom ran about 10 yards and fell over. Immediately the other toms jumped on him and started spurring and pecking him. I stood up and they got off of him. He weighed 23 lbs, with a 10" beard and 1" spurs. This is the second Gobbler I have taken with this bow. "I absolutely LOVE my Mathews LX!!!"

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