Today I carried a 48 year old that had never killed a turkey before. Heard no gobbles from the roost and decided to push deeper into the swamp to where I knew was a good feeding area. He was huffing and puffing behind me asking how far it was. I just kept dragging him along. when we got close, we heard a distant gobble, we moved into a not so pretty area that gave nothing more than a 40 yard shot and sat down. He gobbled a few more times on his own and another sounded off behind us a bit. I hit the mouth call a few times with no response.
Last year, we did a traveling call in the contest that I won. I've carried it with me all year but used it sparingly. It is a sweet sounding slate from Willowridge Calls that Scott Hembrook made. I broke it out and began sweet talking. That bird fire off double and triple gobbles. He was moving closer and closer, it was happening fast. All of a sudden he jumped into our set up. I had to drop the call to get the gun up, took a shot too fast. The gobbler jumped up and too my left right in front of my friends gun. My friend never hesitated and put it down before I racked another round in. He said, " Man, that's my first turkey." I thought he had taken one before. He got it done today without a Log toss!!
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South Carolina Low Country