Bird Down!! Yesterday opening day the high winds put a damper on our hunting, birds gobbled on the roost, but soon shut up as they hit the ground and with the wind blowing like crazy you could hear very well. This morning was different, colder but very light winds. The birds were on fire this morning, gobbling up a storm. We called one in right off the roost, that didn't offer a good shot, because he wouldn't come out of the small pines. We called in another one about 20 min later, but he wouldn't come into the woods from the hay field. The shot would of been about 45 yards, my nephew didn't want to take that long of a shot so we let him walk off. An hour later we struck another bird up from across the field and he came over to see us, as he was getting close, two other gobblers came running up and joined him. They were out about 30 yards, so I started to keeyelp and all three came on the run to our breeder hen decoy, gobbling like crazy at 15 yards. My nephew picked out the bigger of the three and rolled him, the other two jumped on him and started to rip the feathers off him. Randy got some pics on his phone, so as soon as he sends them to me I'll post it up. We also got some great sound files of our Teaser calling and birds cutting us off. I'll be sending them to Charlie so his wife can change them to post them. We were done and back home by 9:00.
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