Well the season is over for 2008, had a great year in terms of seeing turkeys. Had birds closer to me this year than ever before, had a hen come in close enough for my son to reach out and grab. I ended up being a part of 9 kills this season but should have been at least 12. My brother missed a very nice bird from 25 yards out, Had a 15 year old miss a boss at 20 yards and I missed a bird my buddy has been after for 3 years last Thursday. He put me on this old bird way up in the mountians of Boone NC, the wind was blowing 20-40 mph but I managed to call him and 3 of his hens to what I judged at about 35 yards..I took the shot and he turned and flew off. I still can't get over that miss, I could have waited it out and chances are he may have come in a little closer after I missed I paced off how far of a shot it actually was and came up with 43 yards.
I still should have killed him at that distance using the nitro shells but I don't know if the wind had something to do with it or not. Maybe next year.
My Brother: WMB