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Old 04-25-2012, 11:20 AM
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I entered my 6 pointer too, so we have 64. We have one bird left to enter and 1st has one left and already have 70. Would be nice if somebody Peanut or String could knock a solid bonus bird down. Looks like we are playing for second boys, but hey I will take it.
I'm workin' on it brother, I promise you. These birds are killin' me this year.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:50 AM
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Are there any challenge prizes this year? I haven't noticed anything.
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I'm workin' on it brother, I promise you. These birds are killin' me this year.
Hang in there!
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:32 PM
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Are there any challenge prizes this year? I haven't noticed anything.
Some pretty decent prizes....
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=678986
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:37 PM
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Are there any challenge prizes this year? I haven't noticed anything.
Oh yeah. Not a bad list either. I would be excited to get any of the top 3 spots. Wish I had the longest beard or spur. Those prints would look great in the my man roost upstairs.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:01 PM
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Stringmusic, I know you're staying with it! Hang in there man, it'll come together for you! I know peanutman is after em too, one of y'all will get our 12th bird. Me and richochet are still trying to help tack on a few extra points by way of a bonus point wildcard bird to replace a 5 pointer.

I worked 2 birds this morning, but it didn't happen. First one flew out and landed at 60 yards, then walked off. Second one gobbled regularly in a strut zone as he was walking back and forth, but by the time I moved on him he'd quit gobbling and evidently walked off as well.
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:56 PM
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Some pretty decent prizes....
http://forum.gon.com/showthread.php?t=678986
Ah cool, there's the thread (I remember it now) - I couldn't find it for some reason. Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:12 AM
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we are 13 pts behind team 15 rt now. so if stringmusic or i could get a 7 or 8 pt bird and then somebody else get a 7 or 8 ptr and then they don't upgrade. we can still catch them!
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:21 AM
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How does it work with replacements? I know we have entered 11, so we have one more and one person can replace a bird with a bigger one?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:29 AM
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How does it work with replacements? I know we have entered 11, so we have one more and one person can replace a bird with a bigger one?
thats the way i understand it.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:14 AM
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No guys, doesn't look like we can catch them. Here's the way it'll work:

This weekend peanutman or stringmusic is going to kill a 8 pt bird. That will bring us up to within 5 pts. Also, ricochet or I will kill an 8 pt bird (Gotta stay positive, right?). Whoever kills it will use it to replace a lesser-scoring bird that we've already entered - so it will replace a 5 pt bird, netting us a gain of 3 pts. That would bring us to within 2 pts. It would take 2 very good scoring birds to beat them, assuming that they don't have any dq-ed (i'm sure they won't) and assuming they don't find a wildcard bird.

Hey, it could happen! Let's stay after them...I feel like I'm due a long-spurred turkey. I haven't killed one with 1 1/4" spurs in a few years.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:14 PM
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Shoot right now I am just saying congrats to them and want us to do our best to hold on to that 2 spot.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:34 PM
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Hey guys, congratulations on a great season. So why don't yall just take a break (stop hunting) and just relax for the rest of the season
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Also, ricochet or I will kill an 8 pt bird (Gotta stay positive, right?). Whoever kills it will use it to replace a lesser-scoring bird that we've already entered - so it will replace a 5 pt bird, netting us a gain of 3 pts.
Now on a serious note, Correct me if am I wrong but I thought a member could only enter 3 birds max.

-Each team member may post 3 birds max (birds can be entered from any state)
(The statement above I copied and pasted from the rules thread.)

Team # 4 "Thunder Chicken Assassins"
ryanwhit 5+ 5+ 6
peanutman04 5+ 8
hoppie 5+ 9
stringmusic
ricochet 5+ 5+ 5

ricochet & ryanwhit already have 3 birds entered, so the 2 of you are finished as far as the challenge goes, or am I wrong?
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:36 PM
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yea i got to thinking about what i had posted and realized i had figured wrong. it will take 2 ten pters. stranger things have happened.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:43 PM
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Hey guys, congratulations on a great season. So why don't yall just take a break (stop hunting) and just relax for the rest of the season


Now on a serious note, Correct me if am I wrong but I thought a member could only enter 3 birds max.

-Each team member may post 3 birds max (birds can be entered from any state)
(The statement above I copied and pasted from the rules thread.)

Team # 4 "Thunder Chicken Assassins"
ryanwhit 5+ 5+ 6
peanutman04 5+ 8
hoppie 5+ 9
stringmusic
ricochet 5+ 5+ 5

ricochet & ryanwhit already have 3 birds entered, so the 2 of you are finished as far as the challenge goes, or am I wrong?
they can replace one of their 5 pt birds with the wildcard.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:01 PM
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I have 3 entered too.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:07 PM
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I'm going to be upset if my 1 bonus point DQ costs us in the long run. Any ways, I'm going in the AM and I'll be shooting for a 10-point swamp monster!
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Old 04-28-2012, 02:55 PM
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I'm going to be upset if my 1 bonus point DQ costs us in the long run. Any ways, I'm going in the AM and I'll be shooting for a 10-point swamp monster!
Well, I had one on the roost gobbling hard at everything and on the ground - then I got busted when moving in on him. I got on a couple of more birds but no dice. Then near 1PM I saw one while driving around, so I parked the truck and went after him. After him gobbling good at me and crows he finally came in and I blasted him! He was a nice 2 year old, but not the monster I was hoping for. Video and photos coming up later.
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Old 04-28-2012, 03:04 PM
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man you have had a heck of a season! congrats again! didn't get to go this am (long nite and had to work). plan on going in the am though.
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Old 04-28-2012, 07:47 PM
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Nice work ricochet. Enjoy the success you're having this season...it won't always be like this!! LOL.

I went this morning, heard nothing and saw nothing. Going tomorrow with a buddy on his place.
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Old 04-28-2012, 09:37 PM
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man you have had a heck of a season! congrats again! didn't get to go this am (long nite and had to work). plan on going in the am though.
Thanks and good luck in the AM!

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Nice work ricochet. Enjoy the success you're having this season...it won't always be like this!! LOL.

I went this morning, heard nothing and saw nothing. Going tomorrow with a buddy on his place.
Thanks and good luck to you in the AM as well. Yeah, that's what I'm afraid - I think I might have set the bar too high this season. LOL

I'm going in the AM with my son - I hope to get him his first bird. I know a couple of good spots to try.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:15 AM
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BTW, here is a pic of me and bird #5:

SC thunder chicken #5 by RicochetFX4, on Flickr

My son and I got on a strutter and a hen yesterday. We failed to close the deal on him after moving on them, but I found out why he was hanging around and strutting with this hen. She had a nest right there and we found it after she ran off acting crazy and scaring us. It was my first time finding poults...they were probably just 2-3 days old. We quickly left and I saw her go back to them as we drove off. Pretty cool find - I think my son enjoyed that more than anything.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:51 PM
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Wow, just wow. Thats about all I got left fellas.

I hunted Saturday morning and didn't hear anything close by so I set up in one of the fields of the property I hunt. I set up with a big bush on my right side and good cover in front of me overlooking the field.

About 9:15 I get a call from the mans wife that lets me hunt the property, she tells me there 4 birds in the field on the other side of the road(small dirt road that they cross all the time) to my right.

So, I move around to the other side of the bush where I would be hidden really good when and if they come in on my right.

Well what do ya know, about 9:30 two toms come in from the bottom of the field from my left. One heads back into the woods and the other heads my way. He is looking at the one hen decoy I had set up in front of me.

I'm not hidden very good at all on the left side of me from me moving. My gun is pointing at 1 o'clock and he is coming in a 9 o'clock looking dead in my direction the whole time, so I couldn't move at all, I'm just hoping he comes on in to the decoy without seeing me. He gets to 31 yards( I walked it off after he left) and he sees me, he can't really figure out what I am but he knows something is up, heads back into the woods in a quick walk.

I probably should have tried to quick shoot him but I thought he would come on in to the decoy. I thought I was going to cry, absolutely heartbroken. He would have been my biggest bird easily and easily a bonus bird for the team. He had an absolute rope hanging. Makes me sick to even think about.

I'm still trying to get it done before the season is out and I'm trying my best. This has been one miserable season as far as getting a bird in the dirt.
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:52 PM
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Oh, and congrats agian Richochet, your having the exact opposite season I am.
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