Limb Hanger Tom Came In Quick

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Hunting big gobblers that qualify as a limb hanger is a great way to enjoy a day out.

Scouting is often the key to finding those birds. I use my SPYPOINT  trail cameras when ever possible. They work 24/7 when I can’t get out to scout.

My GobbleStalker Glass Pot Call enticed this gobbler, two hens and two jakes to visit my Dave Smith Hen Decoy set conveniently 20 yards away from where I sat.

My H.E.C.S. camo kept me almost invisible to any wary eyes.

He started gobbling his head off at 5;20 am just as after I sat down from  setting up my decoy.

Fly down was at 5;55 am.  A few clucks and purring on my pot call and a short 10 minute walk later he stood 46 yards away still gobbling.

This Tom gobbled the entire time I was there.

The two hens and jakes were already clucking and purrring at my decoy 23 yards away moments before I pulled the trigger on my Browning Citori.

A quick score on the bird indicated 1 inch spurs, 9-1/4 inch beard and just over 24 pounds.

The definition of limb hanger

n. a male turkey with long heel spurs and be able to hang the bird from a limb.

Peter Wood with his Limb Hanger Tom
Peter’s 2011 Limb Hanger Gobbler

 

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As an avid lifelong angler and hunter, Peter’s outdoor knowledge and experiences keep expanding through his hundreds of hours of hunting and fishing podcast interviews with like minded experts. He has received numerous national writing awards. With thousands of outdoor pictures on Ripple Outdoors and many full-length articles with outdoor magazine and video clips you might say that he not only enjoys his outdoor lifestyle, but he’s quite the fanatic! In 2015 he earned fifth overall on the King of the Wood Contest hosted by Canada In The Rough team, pretty good for a baby boomer deer hunter. His buck was also one of the top bucks taken that season. Through Peter’s deer hunting seminars or by attending outdoor trade shows, like the Toronto Sportsmen Show and The SWOC Big Buck Show, he has connected with thousands of like minded people that love hunting and fishing. As a volunteer or member of local and national outdoor groups like QDMA, SWOC, Outdoor Writers of Canada, Archery Trade Show Association he continues to learn and hone his craft. Read his many articles, listen to his podcasts and rifle through thousands of photos on Ripple Outdoors. Discover Peter’s latest posts about outdoor gear, destinations, how to articles and interviews and you’ll be a better angler and hunter for the experience.