Elite Refuge Member
- Jan 16, 2005
- Reaction score
- North East, MD
I hunted Arkansas a few days last year and found some jakes, so I knew where I wanted to hunt. But I wasn't finding them in the older form when I returned. I did have another jake at 25yds on the second evening.
Morning #3 I was first to my parking spot. A bird started gobbling and I slipped in as close as I dared. When I started calling - another hunter that had obviously parked next to my truck and knew I was in the area also started calling. This pissed me off to no end, because it was quite obvious he wasn't backing off. First off - I don't park on people - for this reason - it's inevitable you're going to end up on the same bird - turkey hunters go to the gobbling turkey. But I don't expect just because my truck is there you should stay out - it was a big enough area. But once he realized I was on it, I felt he should have backed out, that's the right thing to do. I would have, I guarantee you that. Eventually the gobbler went quiet and I was tired of listening to the two of us call back and forth so I left. I circled back around after noon and he was gobbling again. Now was my chance. I had him at 35yds and... I missed. That hurt, BAD. To make matters worse - I get back to my truck and find this lovely note. Almost implying that I was in the wrong and ensuring I could expect him there again tomorrow. Knowing that bird probably wasn't getting any easier after my miss, I sought a new bird.