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For my wife & I our MI spring turkey hunt started yesterday (Monday the 17th)...

Yesterday I got this “Color Phased” (white & gold) jake in front of my wife... it was a fairly large jake weighing in at 18 pounds:






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And tonight I filled my spring turkey tag with this tom... 11" beard, 1-1/8" spurs & 19 pounds:







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So far so good for 2006 spring turkey season... still have a brother & a few friends to take out yet!
 

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long time no see or hear from you ;)

Is that top bird an Eastern or is this what you mean by color-phased ? Those white tips are throwing me off and then the middle tail feathers being extra long is cool and looks sharp. 18lb is a big bird btw.


Also what did you use as far as shot and weapon ? I'm assuming your where using a beretta at one time ?
 

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long time no see or hear from you ;)
Yeah, been reading more then posting lately. :thumbsup:

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Is that top bird an Eastern or is this what you mean by color-phased?
Nope, it’s an Eastern “Color Phased” turkey... which basically means it just a Eastern turkey with a color different then the standard “black”... the pictures are a little deceiving on my wife’s turkey in that it is all white with gold bars & highlights.

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Those white tips are throwing me off and then the middle tail feathers being extra long is cool and looks sharp.
Yeah, it’s definitely a unique jake for sure... it’s fairly unique by even Eastern “Color Phased” turkey standards from what I’m seeing & hearing.

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18lb is a big bird btw.
Well, 18 pounds is fairly large for this young jake, but mature Michigan gobblers can go 25 pounds or more!

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Also what did you use as far as shot and weapon ? I'm assuming your where using a beretta at one time ?
You are correct sir! Both birds were killed with my Beretta 390 using Remington’s 3" Hevi-Shot #4 loads. :thumbsup:
 

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While we have you here, that thumbnail label sliverphase2 are the wings sliver or white?

The photo and light might be throwing the color off some. Either way that's one nice looking and unique ;)
 

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While we have you here, that thumbnail label sliverphase2 are the wings sliver or white?
Before I took the "Color Phased" jake to my taxidermist I thought it was going to be considered a "Silver Phase" turkey... turns out he does not go along the definition of a "Silver Phase" turkey as my taxidermist knows it.

My taxidermist really doesn't know where he fits in so I'm waiting to hear back from the NWTF to see what they think.

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... that's one nice looking and unique ;)
Thanks!
 

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Michigun,

First off, Congrats! Two very fine birds.
Second, i am truly impressed with the CP bird, that would have to be a full mount for me. ;)

Beautiful bird bud. Great hunt!


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Michigun,

First off, Congrats! Two very fine birds.
Thanks! :)


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Second, i am truly impressed with the CP bird, that would have to be a full mount for me. ;)
Thanks once again... & don't worry, he's getting the full mount treatment... decided to mount him in the flying position like this Golden Eye (diver) duck I had done from my 04 duck hunting season... figured this type of mount would show his coloring the best:







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Man, that will look great!

Make sure and post a pic of it, when ever you get it back.
That has got to do your heart good to have bagged one that color, it would me. I am glad you are doing the mount... Figured you would though! ;)


Good hunting the rest of your season there friend.



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Latest Victims........ WA State . My bird is a Merriams/Rio Grande hybrid.

My buddy's bird (his first ever ) Merriam's Jake.

We had a great hunt.
 

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Originally posted by CanyonMan
Man, that will look great!
I'm sure it will as my taxidermist always does a GREAT job!

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Make sure and post a pic of it, when ever you get it back.
Will do!

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That has got to do your heart good to have bagged one that color, it would me.
Any of the "Color Phases" are pretty rare around my parts, so yeah! :)

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I am glad you are doing the mount... Figured you would though! ;)
I'd have felt guilty if I hadn't. ;)

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Good hunting the rest of your season there friend.
Thanks & to you as well sir.



Nice birds agarr!
 

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Originally posted by agarr
Latest Victims........ WA State . My bird is a Merriams/Rio Grande hybrid.

My buddy's bird (his first ever ) Merriam's Jake.

We had a great hunt.
Hey - where did you guys take those birds? Up near Colville?

Was planning to be there this weekend untilt he stomach flu hit my entire family.
 

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Thanks GeorgiaGlockMan!

I'm sure I'll be pleased as my local taxidermist has yet to disappoint me. :thumbsup:
 
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