well, most of you know I broke my arm back in August and had surgery September 2nd and wasn't sure how one handed turkey shooting would go. I purchased a shooting stick and practiced left handed shooting off the stick. Well it has been quite a task getting a shot at birds. You just can't move much and a bird pretty much has to walk in front of your gun. I missed one last Friday and was wondering if I'd ever get another chance. I have had hens and poults all over me but passed or couldn't get off a shot. Finally today I got on some birds in and open woods and saw a jake heading my way from about 125 yards. So I could position myself. He stepped right where i wanted him but at 45-50 yards and I knew he was moving out of my swing radius so I decided to let her fly. I was very pleased to see him fold.
It was a good day as I was on birds at daylight, but couldn't maneuver one into my sights. I gave up about 11:00, but as I was driving by a finger ridge I hadn't been down I stopped and walked down it a ways. Man there was turkey sign everywhere. So I just kept slowly following the direction of the scratching. Finally I slipped to the top of a knoll and made a soft call. No response, but as I started to move on I thought I heard a bird. I froze for a moment then slipped a couple steps to peek over the knoll. It was just in time to see this jake hop over a log and head my way. I got ready and watched and bingo there he was right in front of my gun barrel....season over. What a great season I've had. I've seen and worked dozens of birds and finally tagged one broken arm and all. The Lord smiled on me all day today as when I got home I got a call that $12,000.00 plus of my medical bills are being written off. I so love my Lord for all the blessings...He is so good.