willow wrote:I sit on an old camo boat cushion. A couple of the guys on the T&TH hunt said, Man You Sit Too Long but I did move 3 times in the 15 hr I was out. Patience is a must in turkey hunting, but I do push that a little too far . I knew the birds were located in that area and where using that field quite a bit.
OH! My body feels your pain, there is no way I could have done all that sitting. Perhaps my biggest challenge as a turkey hunter is lack of long term patience. Under some extreme conditions I have managed almost 4 hours and 1 hour of that was attempting to straighten back up.
I keep wondering what I would have done given your set of circumstances, sitting that long even moving 3 times is a no can do for me. Most likely I would have tried the fall tactic of rushing the other end of the field when the hens were there in hope of breaking the hens off in a different direction than the tom. Then setup in the area the tom was and call him back. In a field with no trees I lay with my head propped on my Avery Power Seat set at an angle in order to see the turkeys coming back, then hopefully get him to strut and when he fans me raise the gun to close the deal. This tactic has worked for me many times. Do you think it would have worked in your situation? That grass line sounds a good layout spot for the recall?