After little to no hunting last week, Jordan, Dave and I snuck out this morning at 4:30 am for a little pre-work turkey action. This would be the first hunt with all three of us since opener, and we had high hopes for an elusive Tom we had been calling all of last week.
We entered into the woods through an area that was opposite where we had been hunting. Dave and Jordan set up next to a swamp and a field, while I took to the edge of a young soybean field around the corner and next to the same swamp. Both spots looked great.
The morning kicked off to a great start as three different birds in three separate locations started to gobble. The gobbling continued for some time until two of the gobbles slowly died and was replaced by three distinct birds right behind me. To make matters even more exciting, the gobbles seemed to be getting closer. Nothing makes a heart pump like a group of approaching turkeys mid season!
Suddenly, the roar of shotgun blast erupted from behind me and the calling promptly ceased. After shaking off what I’m sure was a mild heart attack, I frantically checked my phone and learned that Jordan had bagged a nice Jake. His very first Gobbler.
Way to go buddy! Sad to have missed being in the stand next to you for the experience but I’m sure there will be many more!
Your up Dave!