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CRS
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Yes, it is a Merriam's. The chalky white tips are their trademark.

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Congrats!!
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Wow! Talk about exciting. Your boy did good. [thumbsup]

Merriam's are tough.

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So this morning I head out at dark thirty. It was magical, probably heard 6 dozen gobbles from 4 different turkeys.

What a morning! All that came in was a few hens and six jakes. The mature gobblers hooked up with more vocal (albeit real) hens and moved off.

Did a bunch of running and gunning, while taking Hope on a tour of the Black Hills. Did hear two different gobbles, but no encounters to write about.

No trip is complete to the Black Hills without checking this out.

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Since it is just down the road, checked out this carving in process.
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With only two days left, our time with Hope is coming to a close. Oldest boy is going to hunt with her tomorrow and Sunday.

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The family is getting it done in the Black Hills!
Lots of gobbling way down at the bottom of the coves around me but no luck running and gunning. They zigged when I took Faith on a zag.

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I have a gobbler working right now. It is a patience game. Been playing for two days and the last hour and a half.

I will have an encounter with him yet.

[Smile]

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My view

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Unfortunately this gobbler is hung up on the wrong side of canyon. There happens to be a property line in between.

I have no doubt that some day he will make his way over to our spot. Just may not be in Hopes time of stay.

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Fnshtr,
I believe you are next in line for Hope.

Shoot me a pm or email with your address. Hope will ship Monday and get back on schedule.

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Chad,
Sent you a PM with my address.

Thanks, really enjoyed your posts and pictures!

Wayne

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Rained cats and dogs all weekend and still raining this morning, so I found other things I needed to do even though I heard some gobbling. On my way into work today, I rounded a curve at the bottom of the ridge below the house and these two toms were walking along the side of the road, headed down to a pasture where two other toms 50 yards away were strutting and three jakes were trying to dry out their feathers without attracting any unwanted attention. I've seen several solo hens , so I'm guessing the hens are setting their clutches while the boys are trying to find a gal before last call.
These photos were taken from 3 yards... I could have almost reached Faith out the window and touched them.
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Randy Doyle / mnbwhtr , you're up next to host Faith's turkey adventures. Check your email /PM's and send me your shipping address.

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Hope is on the way to West Virginia! Good luck to Wayne and everyone to follow. What a cool thing to be a part of. [campfire]

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Faith is on her way to Minnesota...Get er done, Randy!

I want to take a moment to talk about these bows. I'm hoping Will Cocke will jump in with some more expansive comments, but there are two things I want folks to know about these bows: outstanding workmanship and mind-boggling ingenuity and dedication to the craft.

There's been references on this thread and the Black River pass around thread about the "hybrid" limbs on these bows. As you can see from photos included in earlier posts the limb profile when strung is quite unusual. In practice, the limbs are very fast for a long bow design and also quiet. But here's how those limbs get that performance:

This is a photo of the limb bases. That's 11 different laminations, not counting the cork limb pad where it meets the riser, and only Will can tell how many different materials.
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Moving outboard on the limb, you can see how the wedge in the center tapers down..but doesn't disappear altogether.
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That center lamination takes a very low-angle reverse taper in the final third of the limbs to the tips.
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As you can see, the limbs at the tips have nine laminations, not counting the overlays, and four overlay layers.
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The tips are really nice-looking , string easily.
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When your not counting laminations and studying that double reverse taper, pondering how that gives the limbs their profile and performance, you can look at the stained spalted maple under a matte clear finish and see that these bows are mighty easy on the eyes as well.
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So, my theory is that the sharp-eyed ( maybe not sharp-witted) toms in my neck of the woods were intimidated by Faith and that's why they kept a fence between us at all times.

Thanks for letting me spend some time roving the ridges with Faith during the prettiest month of the year in these mountains, and a huge shout out to Will Cocke at Black River Bows...handsomely done, indeed!

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Hope is on the way and scheduled to be delivered today!!!!

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