Finally had time to get out to our best MI farm early Saturday AM. We went to one spot we call "the logs" b/c we've built up some downed logs from the woods over the years and made a nice little blind at the field edge. We got there in plenty of dark and just sat down to listen. Well, it didn't take but about 20 minutes before we we just about blown away by the first thunder gobble of the morning - right behind us in the woods not less than 75 yds away! Man, what a first sound of the year! A little later, we were hearing two more roost gobbles from the same area, about 3 other gobbles farther into the woods, and 3-4 gobbles coming from 200 yds across the field we were on in the opposite woods. I really couldn't believe how vocal they were Sat am! We ended up only actually seeing one in the field we were on, but when we moved to a different place in the area across the field toward the opposite woods, we spotted 3 strutters on the neighbors hay field. They were absolutely beautiful. We repaired and/or built several blinds - wood, sticks, brush, etc. - at different spots around the farm. All in all - a really great first scouting trip! It really gets the blood pumping!
"There is nothing more logical than shooting your own dinner with a bow and arrow." Ted Nugent
"That turkey's got a beard bigger than Osama!" Michael Waddell
TEAM #7 - THE SUNRISE ASSASSINS