Watch Ryan Spaulding take down this Gallia County longbeard. Pat McClain doin the calling and G runnin the camera.
By Mason Chapman
Hello everyone and welcome to Trifecta Outoors. My name is Mason Chapman. I am a freshman at Alexander High School where I participate in several different sports but still find time for my passion...HUNTING!
Turkey hunting is relatively new to me but man do I love it. My good friend Larry Bean has been hunting turkey for years and has been kind enough to take me under his wing and teach me everthing he knows. Larry and I have been turkey hunting together for two years. We have had no success up to this point but that was all about to change.
It was the morning of May 11, 2013. Mother Nature was not on our side today. Crazy winds and pouring down rain were the condtions we had to deal with. We were soaked and about ready to head out when I spotted a hen moving through the woods just out ahead of us. The weather had finally calmed down some when a nice gobbler showed up and follwed right in the hens foot steps. Larry gave me the word to shoot and I did just that, dropping the longbeard right in his tracks!
The gobbler weighed in at 20 pounds. He had a 9 1/2 inch beard and 1 3/4 inch spurs.
My hunting success in the SE Ohio turkey woods would not have been possible without the strength of God and the kindness of good friend and hunting partner Larry Bean.
Sometimes you have to go with your gut...
The Mitchell Buck and his story.
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