putt wrote:And where did you find that snow? Still nothing here in in NE Wisconsin.Putt
We've had a total of 10 inches so far this season, however the temps climbed near 40 with rain and now the snow is gone.
Not having a white backdrop makes it easier to get in close with the turkeys for a break and to hide for the call back.
The rookie year has been very successful not only because several birds were brought to bag; the learning experience for me about how often turkeys hunker down nearby expecting to hide as we moved away (Vic's nose is good, they got flushed). Vic still needs work at holding still on setup for longer than 15 minutes, if in that time I can get the birds coming back in he goes on point while laying keeping him still until they are just entering range. I've learned to shoot a lot faster with no misses on turkeys yet....
He also did very well on pheasants and partridge. Vic understands how to hunt them different than turkeys.
He has a few rough edges to get trained away, he agrees we'll be working on those.
Thinking ahead I'm wondering how I am going to sneak away in turkey gear this spring without Vic in hot pursuit. Mrs. Elk will have her work cut out for her.