Sorry, I’ve been in the woods or on the road the last few days, hunting turkey with some friends.
We’ve seen three, one decent gobbler and two unknowns. Yesterday morning, we spread out on a powerline south of Douglasville, with one decoy out on a hilltop, and started calling. Immediately, a bird gobbled back at us. Just after first light, he flew down about eighty yards from my buddy’s son, stretched, and *POOF* started strutting. Then he calmly walked away. About fifteen minutes later, I saw two birds on my side of the hill, about a hundred yards away, leave the woods and slowly walk across the hill into the woods on the other side, but the sun was coming up in that direction, so I could only see their silhouettes. We called for a bit, moved, called, moved called, but we couldn’t get the gobbler to respond again, and the two that walked across didn’t step anywhere where we could check the tracks.
But we had a good time.
We’re going to hit that same spot in a few days, adjusting our position to see if we can ambush the gobbler when he comes off of the roost.
Hope everybody is having a fun, SAFE turkey season!