Posted 13 May 2012 - 05:54 AM
Eric and I yesterday scored a double but not quite what you may think. We went to our camp and arrived at 5:30. We walked quietly to one of our favorite spots only a couple of minutes away and heard a gobble just over a little hump and very close. We sneaked about 20 yds toward it and set up. I gave a very soft call with my trusty old Lynch box call and got a booming response. The next gobble was from above us on a road to our first landing food plot. The next gobble indicated he was moving away from us so I hit the call again and he came back but hung up on the road above us. We used the oldest trick in a turkey hunters book to get him to show himself, we scratched the leaves and he came into view but stopped where neither of us could get a good shot. He needed to take a step. When he did take that step it was a running step and the next step he was in the air. Eric shot first and my shot was a split second later as it just started to fall. I had squeezed the trigger too far to let off. We both shot the same bird and a dandy he was. He has 1 1/8 long curving hooks and a 9 1/2 inch paint brush beard but being a deep woods bird he weighed about 17 1/2 pounds. We figured he was at least a 3 year old bird. It was the only one we heard yesterday. Got a few pics but they are still in the camera but will try to post them when uploaded.
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