I decided to sleep in on the first day of my week long hunt in Mississippi, I was just too tired from traveling. Left my daughter's house at 930 am for a short ride to the management area where I like to hunt. At the check-in station, a real nice gentleman asked for some directions since he was new to the area.... of course that led to an hour long turkey hunting conversation before I remembered that I was supposed to be hunting and not gabbing. I offered the new guy some help in finding a place to hunt for the afternoon and had him follow me to my favorite spot in the wma. After a short discussion on the terrain and where birds were normally located, I headed out in the opposite direction. About a half mile down the road I spotted the old logging road that I have come to favor for my afternoon hunts. 200-250 yards into the forest, I settled down next to a big pine looking into a creek bottom that flows north to south. As noon slips by, I slip a moonpie out of the vest and have a snack.... man needs energy for this turkey hunting. At 1245, I finally hear a gobble a little south along the creek, but he sounds like he is across the water....not good. When he gobbles again, he sounds closer and on this side of the creek.... then a few minutes later he gobbles back across the creek. Hmmmmm maybe I have two gobblers over there... one on each side of the water. Back and forth, both birds were hot to answer my softest calls... cluck... gobble.... purr... gobble... and on it went for about 2 hours before I finally saw them. Now both birds are on my side of the creek and searching for the hen that keeps whispering sweet nothings. As they step out of the thickets, the lead bird hops up onto a log that a bird I shot twp years earlier had hopped up on just before the shot. After spotting the hen decoy I had set out, the lead bird jumps off the log and goes into a strut.... the trailing bird gobbles and the race is on. First bird in is a winner.... 11.25 in beard with 7/8 spurs and 22 lbs.... Time is 3 pm when I look at watch..... 2 hours and 15 minutes of wonderful turkey hunting!!!! Gotta love those afternoon hunts. Yes... afternoon hunting is different... but it can be very productive. I have now taken 3 birds in the last 3 years along the same creek... all between 215 and 3 pm. This was the first hunt where the birds were gobbling in the afternoon.... previous birds have been clucking or yelping as they came in.