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Great friend and 5-time UFC Heavyweight Ultimate Fighting Champion, Tim “the Maine-iac” Sylvia, came in to the Iowa Camp to hunt with Mark and Terry this week.

With 20 mph winds out of the south, it made it extremely difficult to get on any birds! The turkeys just weren’t gobbling worth a darn. Mark, Terry and Tim decided to get in to a deepest east/west draw they could find. They cut and run and walked over a mile and a half before striking some birds. Unfortunately, the birds just wouldn’t work in.

In the meantime, much to their surprise, two toms slipped in really quiet and started gobbling right on top of the guys. Both Terry and Mark were calling in concert in addition to Mark filming the whole thing. Because they were fighting the hard southerly wind, they had to call harder than normal, but it was just what the doctor ordered. The two birds came in to the King Strut at 20 yards and flogged the decoy and started attacking it! This irritated Tim, and he thought about going for the submission, but instead, wanted to give the final knockout blow and administered the ultimate death hold! Truly a great time in the spring woods for everyone involved…except the bird!

When asked about the hunt, Tim stated, “We had a tough couple of days. With the weather today it was difficult, but we busted our humps, did a lot of walking and ultimately got the bird!” When asked if Mark and Terry were giving him any trouble, he replied, “Terry is old enough to be my dad so I have to respect my elders.” Administering yet one final blow before the hunt ended.