ORIGINAL: Fan Club
Welcome to the forum! Nice bird. I resized your photo in the Michigan forum as well, no charge...but we would appreciate it if you would share your hunt story with us.
Sorry about the delay on the story but you know the old saying "born to hunt- FORCED to work" so after a weekend shift of 3-12 hour days I was ready to hit it. I hunt a 500 acre farm in Midland County along with my son- in- law we have 2 blinds allready in place. Tuesday May 12th I head out well before daylight and set up my b-mobile and 2 hen decoys at blind #1. Well you can probably guess where most of the gobbling started at flydown time, yup blind #2! I decided to wait it out for a while because the 2 track I sat on the birds travel quite often. After the gobbling and hen yelping quieted down at location #2 (400- 500 yards away) I figured that was it, the hens are not in a sharing mood and took the toms I heard the opposite way. About a half an hour of every other bird in the area sounding off, I hear a gobble so close I thought he would blow over my portable blind! (this is where I figure he saw the decoys). He comes strutting in following 3 hens and goes straight for b-mobile for a challenge of sorts, drawing my Hoyt Vectrix bow and settling the pin on him I clucked once, he turns and streches his neck up, I release the arrow and the G5 Tekan II broadhead takes him through the vitals at 20 yards. He drops like a rock, hens start putting and scrambling, and behind my blind I hear another close tom gobble. I look back through the screen window and see a bird bigger than the one I just shot! Oh well, I guess my son- in- law will have to go after him! Not the biggest bird I've ever taken but at 21lbs, 8 3/4" beard and 3/4" spurs with a bow I more than happy with it. And thanks for the resize on the pic!