Spent the entire day on Monday looking for a bird but couldn't get a gobble. Then today, as soon as the sky started getting a little light, I heard gobbling from an adjacent property. I sat in my blind and made a few calls but received no reply. I would call and then wait for about 10 minutes. I repeated this for about 45 minutes when, after one sequence I received a reply. I waited a bit before answering and when I did, the gobble sounded closer. The bird was certainly coming in to my calls. We talked to each other and I heard him getting closer and closer, but he wasn't alone. The gobbles now sounded so I loud it was though they were in the blind with me. I stopped calling and after a few minutes I caught the movement of three gobblers coming in to my calls from my right side. The three were close together so I had to wait for some separation. When the one I thought was the biggest separated from the group I squeezed the trigger and he fell. The other two didn't even flinch. They gobbled and then did a dance on the body of the bird I had just shot. This went on for about 5 minutes until they got tired of it and walked off, gobbling the whole way. The bird has a 9 1/2" beard, 1" spurs and weighed in at 23 pounds. My nicest turkey to date.
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Posted 04/23/13 - 02:01 PM
Posted 04/23/13 - 02:05 PM
HONOR THE FALLEN
Over the years the US has sent many of its fine young men & women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return, is enough to bury those that did not return. COLIN POWELL
Posted 04/23/13 - 02:10 PM
great bird..............congrats !!!
Posted 04/23/13 - 02:35 PM
Nice bird and great pic and story! Congrats!
Posted 04/23/13 - 02:49 PM
Posted 04/23/13 - 03:06 PM
Posted 04/23/13 - 03:49 PM
2 thumbs up
Posted 04/23/13 - 04:56 PM
Nice bird! Congrats!
“I have always tempered my killing with respect for the game pursued. I see the animal not only as a target, but as a living creature with more freedom than I will ever have. I take that life if I can, with regret as well as joy, and with the sure knowledge that nature’s way of fang and claw and starvation are a far crueler fate than I bestow.” – Fred Bear
Posted 04/23/13 - 05:56 PM
Posted 04/23/13 - 09:31 PM
Way to go, nice bird!
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