After my second series of yelps, a gobbler answered from the wooded flat above us. His next gobble was 50 yards closer. He was coming. I told Riley we were about to have some action and then readied my gun. Read
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As the eastern sky brightened, I saw several dark turkey-like forms in the trees 50 yards away. I was in the right spot. After 20 more minutes, an ear-splitting gobble confirmed that. D3 was roosted just past his hens, probably 70 steps away. Read
No matter. D3 flew down — you guessed it — gathered his hens and walked off the property. However, this time, I saw the route he took. Read
There were no good setups available, so I backed down the hill, sat at
the only available tree and started in on the aluminum call. Two birds
fired back ‹- no, three. There was also one far to my left. Read
The aural firestorm reminded me of the heyday of northern Missouri 10 to 15 years ago. There were gobbling turkeys everywhere. Read