Congrats on getting that bird in for your youngster Randy, great bird.
Well my hunter did show up this morning, and was dressed warmer
. We got to the blind and I set out the decoys, crawled back in and waited for sunrise. The wind had laid down nice and just as it was getting light a bird sounded off. The woods exploded with gobbles and jake talk. There was at least 7-8 gobblers screaming and the other end of the woods had the jakes bunched up in it, sounded like 4-5 jakes. Thought OK this should be a good hunt this morning, birds were responding to calls good, everything looked good. Gobbling went on for about an hour, then they shout down after they were on the ground for a few minutes. My young hunter didn't like that and started cussing me out, because I didn't call the bird right so it would come running out of the woods so he could shoot it
. I explained to him, that not every bird does that, most you have to work hard just to get them to come your way, when they are bunched up with other birds, he said that I needed to learn how to call, because he's seen it on CD's and that's the way you hunt turkeys
, where as he proceded to throw his gun out the front window of the blind, barrel first into the mud, because he didn't want to waste any more time hunting where he couldn't shoot at anything he saw or heard. Needlessly to say dad gave him a fast exit out of the blind and back to the truck by his collar, while I cleaned the mud out the end of the barrel, which was packed full about 4" deep. I saw the truck fire up and down the road it went back home. Dad came back about an hour later to get all his sons stuff, and apologized for his son's behavior. Then he asked what my plans were for the rest of the day? Told him I had no other plans, other than pack up the blind and clean up anything left behind, he then asked if we could sit a while longer because he'd like to see how to work birds and learn more about them. We sat until about 1:00, and chatted about turkeys and kids, then packed everything up and headed out. Late morning we had 3 hens and 2 jakes come to the decoys, but none of the big boys, which didn't suprize me any with all the hollering going on at the morning hunt, I could see dad was a little hot and needed some cooling off time. First time in a long time I didn't help fill a youngsters tags, but figured today shouldn't have been to much of a problem with that bunch of birds hold up in that woods? It was quite an interesting weekend, but that's turkey hunting