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I had a unit 1 tag yesterday. in the morn had a bird roosted thought it would be a sure thing. Got there 1 hour early set up a decoy that I normally don't do, Bird is hollering away on the roost. Comes down and goes other way. . I followed and chased and headed off. We played till 9;30 ,Got a few of his hens to come in but he would stay 100 yards out consistantly.  We went up and down hills over  a creek   zig zag . was an educated bird ,One of the toughest I ever had. Finally he quit talking and game over. He kicked my butt. I was sore mid day.Afternoon got windy I just slept against a tree hoping one would come thru . Nothin. Half our before dark I decided to move and try to roost a bird for next day. Tried about 5 spots ,nothing. Then at the last place I went where I heard one the night before , One blasts off hundred yards out.  I thaught thats my play for tommorow as it is getting dark. I got off the road and much to my surprize He's closing distance. I grab the gun ,get set up and sure as heck He keeps coming. At 35 yards boom ,1 shot with # 4 pheasant shot he was down . Still legal shooting lite ,but getting dark I didn't think he would come . It was 7: 10 or 7 :15 PM.  So easy and it made up for all the hard work in the morning I did. Talked to 7 guys from 2 other camps and nobody killed. I feel this was a lucky one, but it came from being persistant and not giving up and working till last minute of day. Never give up hang in there. I have allways hunted birds all day. Killed a couple Mid day and as many at nite as in the Morn. But the Morn is the funnest I think. The rest of the day is working it. Pics to come in an hour ,gotta go get more ice rite now. Finally ahunting story from me instead of Bullcrap. LOL..........BOB!

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I only have these 3 and don't know how to rotate Sorry!  Funny on his spurs one was real and sharp and one 3/4 of an inch and worn down............BOB!

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He'll ya Bob great bird. Persistence..

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Woody I was thinking about You this AM. when I drove thru Star Valley. Then I saw Pete Place ,but it was only 7:30AM..............BOB!

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Very cool, ya the mad cow (Pete's) is now close. There looking for someone to open a restaurant in a old titty bar. Crabs anyone

Congrats again

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I had one talking to me from a quarter mile away friday at first light. I got up Gobbler peak in the dark. He was closing fast and a few hundred yards down the hill when BOOM. someone had walked over the dam and shot the bird I was calling. Unit 1 still has plenty of birds even after the burn. Just less prime area to hunt them. Good job on the birds.

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Great job congrats

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Congrats Bob

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12 hours ago, wildwoody said:

Very cool, ya the mad cow (Pete's) is now close. There looking for someone to open a restaurant in a old titty bar. Crabs anyone

Congrats again

What? Closed? RIP, bummer.

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Congrats Bob! Way to hang for sure!

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Congrats Bob he outta taste great. I got up at 3:45 on friday and drove to a spot on Colcord Rd. I was getting my camo on in the back of the truck a heard an Elk bugle. I got all my gear together adn wouldn't you know it I left my tag home and had to go into Payson Town to Wally World and get a duplicate.

Drove back out to a tank I know off of the 102 Road and sat there for 10 hours watching Jays and Squirrels. LOL Usually it is a good spot so I headed out and setup camp just at sunset. Went back to the tank at 4:45 the next morning and at 5:30 I hear a bird gobble about 3-400 yards away just as another Elk bugles about 100 yards behind me. A minute later the bird gobbles again so off I go. It took about 15 minutes to get in his general area and after calling as I got closer and then in the general vicinity he went into silent mode. By 10:00 it was windy so I drove around and called about 15 different spots before heading back to camp late in the day. I thought I was in a offbeat spot but there was a flurry of ATV's yesterday evening. This morning I went back to where I heard the gobbler but turned up nothing. I drove about 10 miles this morning from 4:50 to 7:30 stopping every 100 yards to call but all I heard were crickets and no shots. I'll give it a rest for a while and head back out in two weeks. Another member sent me a pick of his bird yesterday and it was a dandy. Maybe he'll post it up with a story.

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