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That evening we "roosted" or "put the birds to bed" the group we had seen that morning. The plan was to return the next morning and set up on them. The next morning came, and we headed out. We got up to the spot and decided to split up in case the birds decided to go a different way off of this hill....well, that's exactly what they did when they got down out of the tree, they went the opposite way from us. So....back to hitting the trails.... We traveled quite a few roads before we came upon a meadow with a few Toms strutting around a single hen. I told Auggie I would like to try and put a stalk on them, so he stopped the truck. I had some trees between them and me with a rock basin to cross. As soon as I got to the rocks, I got busted by another Tom that was there in full strut....he dropped his feathers and ran towards the trees and past through the other turkeys. I thought I was done, but kept going.... once I got to the tree line, I could see that the running Tom had not spooked the others, and 4 Toms were still strutting around this single hen. I poked my gun out through a crotch of a tree...beaded up the biggest one up and let her fly.....BOOM....DEAD BIRD DOWN!
We did not have much luck by hunting in the blind, and only had a single hen come in. With no way to plan for the hunt, we decided Friday night that we would sleep in and wait for Auggie to show up. (he had meetings to go to, so he couldn't travel out with us) Saturday morning came, and the wind had calmed down considerably, so we took off looking for birds with Auggie. On on one of the back roads, we saw some birds strutting in a small opening by a creek. We decided to try and cut off their travel by climbing the hill side and descending on them to get a shot. But by the time we headed down to them, they crossed the creek, and up the other hill side.
That evening, Auggie had said that he was going to go out and check some spots and roost some birds. Jr was tired from all the running around and wanted to take a nap, so me and him stayed behind. It didn't take long and Auggie came back to the cabin. Jr said "He must have forgotten something" I said "I betcha he got a bird"I was right....Auggie got his bird while checking different spots......DEAD BIRD DOWN!He'll have to give you the whole story, because I don't wanna get it wrong.This was an AWESOME adventure! And, I have to give credit where credit is due...Auggie was a pretty darn good guide in helping us get birds! Not to mention letting us stay in his cabin, that was very gracious, and very much appreciated! THANKS AUGGIE!
Thanks guy's! It was an adventure for the books!Only thing I forgot was to get some Red Ass Rhubarb wine.....it was closed when we left.....So.................I ordered some on line....60 bucks for 2 bottles (I hope it's good!)
Quote from: HD on April 20, 2017, 05:09:57 PMThanks guy's! It was an adventure for the books!Only thing I forgot was to get some Red Ass Rhubarb wine.....it was closed when we left.....So.................I ordered some on line....60 bucks for 2 bottles (I hope it's good!) Ya big dink.......I was gonna pick ya some up next time I went out.
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