The head came off an ol' Kansas bird.

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  1. DEC

    DEC Weekend Warrior

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    I went out to Kansas to hunt with a good friend of mine for their archery season opener. It was an insane 3 days of hunting. The jakes were out of control and would run toms off every time a tom stepped out of the timber. It was the craziest thing that I have ever seen. In three days of hunting the numbers of birds that we put in the decoys at 20 yards or less was stuff I would not have believed if I had not been there to see and film it. These numbers are not exaggerated ... at 20 yards or less we put 100+ jakes, 80-90 hens, and 2 long beards in the decoys. If I had been gun hunting I could have filled 25+ tags with long beards. The long beards did everything to avoid the jakes and pulling the jake decoy led to pulling in a real nice bird. On the first day, I did let one longbeard walk at 12 yards as it just wasn't the shot that I wanted to take. He was on alert and not coming another step closer to the jake decoy so I let him walk.


    However, I did kill a nice Eastern/Rio hybrid over the hen decoys. I took his head completely off with a Magnus Bullhead at about 8 yards. 24#, 1 1/4" spurs, and 10 1/2" beard. All on video, but life is too busy right now so a video edit might not come for several weeks. I might make the trip back out in a few weeks to fill my second tag.


    All in all it was an amazing hunt. Here are a few photos.

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  2. Spear

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    Awesome! Those are some fantastic pictures too, congrats on the bird!
     
  3. gltomp

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    Sweet !!! Congratulations :bow:
    Can't wait to put a Bullhead on its way... Hurry up May 1st.
     
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  4. SharpEyeSam

    SharpEyeSam Legendary Woodsman

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    Awesome! Great pics! Congrats!
     
  5. TheHardWoods913

    TheHardWoods913 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    AWESOME as usual man! Congrats!!!!! :tu:
     
  6. tc racing

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    nice pics!! can't wait to see the video!!!
     
  7. JakeD

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    Very nice! That pic of your bird laying behind the hen decoy looks like a blood bath!
     
  8. tc racing

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    what kind of decoys are you using?
     
  9. DEC

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    DSD's
     
  10. stillmanchad

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    Very cool!
     
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    Nice bird, congrats!
     
  12. Western MA Hunter

    Western MA Hunter Die Hard Bowhunter

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    nice! congrats!
     
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    Lung Buster Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Congrats on a nice bird! Awesome pics!
     
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    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Nice bird and pictures
     
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    Great pictures and nice bird. Congrats.
     
  16. DEC

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    Life is just too crazy to do a full hunt edit right now, so last night I threw together the GoPro footage of the kill shot. When life slows down I will do a full web episode on this hunt. In the mean time, enjoy. Click on HD for best viewing.

     
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  17. TeamOkie918

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    NICE shot!!!!!!!
     
  18. Itswhatwedooutdoors6

    Itswhatwedooutdoors6 Weekend Warrior

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    Those are some awesome photos! good shootin and congrats!
     
  19. BikiBoki

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    Super photos...sounded like very exciting hunt -- congratulations and thanks for sharing.

    Bill
     
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    tdk5525 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Think about all the toms there is going to be next year!!!
     

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