Wednesday got home from work at 00:15. Got to sleep by 00:35. The alarm went off at 02:45 and left the house for turkey hunting at 03:00.
It was a perfect morning.
The gobbling started at 04:44 and was non stop until 06:21. Heard at least ten different gobblers within a half mile of me. The only Tom I saw followed a hen around for an hour and a half and eventually they walk within 25 yards of the truck. I was 800 yards from the truck. Gave it until 08:30 then commuted 1000 miles to work. It was a long day but I had a good game plan for the turkey hunt on Saturday.
Saturday(today) got done with work at 00:00. Asleep by 00:30. Got up at 04:00 and made the 1000 mile commute home ten minutes quicker than last week.
My wife and I got set up in the Turkey blind by 16:30. By 16:40 there were a couple two three turkeys gobbling around us.
16:44, I called once.
16:48 two Jakes were 70 yards behind the blind.
16:49 a hen was out front 300 yards away.
16:51 Two huge Toms were strutting 256 yards to the North, following around a hen.
16:56 a hen was 80 yards to the south and walking to the decoys with a Tom in trail at 150ish yards.
16:58 the two Jakes are ten yards behind the blind and the Hen is almost to the decoys.
Do we wait for the Toms? EFfing He!! NO!!!
16:59 my wife shoots a Jake at six yards.
The other Jake jumps and runs. My first shot at 35 yards breaks a leg and a wing. I reloaded the cannon quicker than goosenazi can grab and open another Hamms. The second shot of lead 4s at 48 yards completed the hunt.
I walked my dog a block down the tracks. Legs feel a lil wobbly and knees ache a bit.
You guys do this chit carrying guns and ammo too? Miles? Oh God. Thanks for sharing it helps get thru the "not duck season".