Thanks for all the kind words fellow turkey hunters. My head swelled to the point it was getting tough to keep my hat on, but the turkeys have a way humbling you back to earth. We found a couple more flocks that decided to all fly off the same way, not good, very hard to call back...
The gobblers here are starting to establish pecking order. The one I shot had an empty crop, by that time of morning he should have had something in it; meaning those 3 toms were having an argument with no time to eat. Which explains why he came in so fast.
@Mark, you'll be happy to know my snowshoes are ready to go should the need arise. Vic with his short hair is not too keen on the snow hunting idea though.
@Ron, no he did not bark, I tried the ideas we discussed no luck yet. Perhaps the more he flushes the more excited he'll become and start barking. Next time I will tie his leash, thought my weight would hold it. We are hunting in big woods and bluffs full of all kind of game, Vic still gets a little overwhelmed at times so I strive to keep it fun for him. We have a 3-1/2 month long season providing plenty of training opportunities.
@ Dewey, yep only 7 tags left in my pocket and thousands left to buy. So many tags so little time.
Good hunting to every one.
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.