This being our second year of half day hunting , and that only for the latter half , I have limited experience with such . But , I did go a few times last year . I was fortunate to spot a gobbler with some hens out in a field on a windy afternoon . I was hitting the call hard to get loud enough for them to hear me above the wind . They slowly moved across the field to the lee side of some woods . I don't really think they were coming to my calls , but rather just getting out of the strong wind . Later in the evening I did manage to get a responce from one of the hens . We yelped back and forth, and at one point I could see the fan of the old boy over the bushes . I tried to excite or make her mad but didn't work out . They got within 100 yards and somebody came through the woods on a 4 wheeler and spooked them for me ,,,,,,saved me the trouble I suppose[:D].
That was the only afternoon encounter I had last season . I went out 3 , maybe 4 times .
This season I was out a total of three times . 2 times neither heard nor seen anything . But on the one evening I managed to drop the hammer .
You can read the story in the ''GENERAL DISCUSSION'' under ''filled #2 tag .
I didn't make any excited or aggravated calls . Mostly keekee's and yelps . Some clucking early on . Last call was a jake gobble and that was preceeded by some jenny yelps . The last calls were made probably 15 minutes before I spotted the birds . Maybe more ,,maybe less. Sometimes it's easy to lose track of time when your heart is up in your throat . I didn't make the jake gobble until I was certain they were coming in .
This type and scenario of calling may never work again for me but I'm sure it worked one week ago today . The boss of the three gobblers was spitting n drumming and LOOKIN' .