Hey Scott, 1st turkey down on thursday the 22nd. 23lb 2oz. 10 and 3 quarter beard with about 1 inch spurs. Sorry no pic's forgot camera again! I chased a hard sore throat sounding gobbler on wednesday for about two hours strait 8am to 10 am but he never came closer than 50 to 60 yards, never saw him either. I think he busted me on my second attempt to reposition on him. He was gobbling at me still while I was circuling him, but I didn't circle far enough! Hunted in blind later on wed. 3.30 to 7 pm, heard and seen nada! Thursday morning heard about 6 to 8 birds gobbling 300 yards north of my 1st set-up. I stayed there anyway because I have called them over to this small field in the past from about the same distance. After flydown the birds headed farther away and quit gobbling soon after. I only stayed put for 45 minutes and headed towards them 200 yards,set out 1 hen decoy and called 2 hours-nada.I then went to another spot for 2 more hours-nothing. I decided to move again and dropped off a field edge trail into a logged over area (select cut) that was very open dropping off to more crop fields below 250 yards away. I set up on a round knoll that dropped off in 3 directions. Any bird that came in uphill to me would be in shooting distance immediatly at 35 yards. I made a couple of calls, moved my seat a little to get a better right handed shot position to the terrain and made 2 more calls. I was there for only 5 minutes when here comes a white head over the rise almost directly in line where I was aiming! Sneaking in silent he never uttered a sound. The only problem for him ,was I saw him first. I moved as slow as I could getting the red dot on his neck just as he moved towards me uphill he went into strut. When he broke strut looking for the hen I put the hammer down at 30 yards. Amazing, call for hours and finish with a 5 minute hunt!
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