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shot. It felt like a good hit, but when he
got to the spot he believed the buck had
been when he shot, he found no blood.
Heading back to camp for the day,
John didn't know what to think. Maybe
he missed.
But, after a restless night, there were
enough hunters in camp to survey the
area the following morning while making
a push along the ridge where John had
been hunting. And the six-point quickly
was found.
John said he felt a lot of pressure
during the course of his hunting season.
If you draw a bull tag, people expect you
to bring back a big one, he said. And bear
hunting always is tough.
With the buck out of the way, and the
Quadruple Trophy claimed, the pressure
was off.
And that's exactly how it should be
heading into spring gobbler season.
0 0 0 0
John spends as much time as he can
in the turkey woods each spring. In years
when he tags out early, he'll guide and
call for others.

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And the spring of 2015 in northcentral
Pennsylvania hosted about the hottest
action he's experienced.
"I thought they were just more into it,"
he said of the turkeys. "I could have killed
a gobbler about every time I was out."
John got things started right away.
Hunting in Portage Township on the
opening morning, the gobbling began
while the birds still were on the roost.
He waited until the start of hunting
hours before he called, beginning with a
fly-down cackle. Two birds flew down,
then a couple more.
"And within 15 minutes, they were
out in front of me, and there were three
longbeards together," he said.
At 30 yards, a shot from John's
12-gauge downed one of them - a
16-pounder with an 8-inch beard and
inch-long spurs.
John would work birds again on
Monday and Tuesday. And on a rainy
Wednesday morning, hunting at the edge
of a clearcut in Keating Township, Cameron County, a gobbler did something
John seldom has witnessed in the rain - it



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