Quick hunt produces memorable gobbler

Gobbler attacks decoy before meeting its demise

A quick hunt in South Carolina’s upstate produced a memorable gobbler for Jessica Poston of Chesnee on April 2 at about 4:30 p.m.

“This was the first turkey hunt that I personally did all of the calling. I got there around 3:45 p.m., walked in and did a little calling,” she said.

She didn’t immediately hear a response, which she attributed partly to the wind.

“It was a windy day, and I didn’t hear anything, she said.

After a little more walking, Poston decided to set up some decoys before calling again.

“I put the Mojo Scoot-N-Shoot decoy and a Primos hen decoy out, sat back on a tree, and got situated,” she said.

Then she began calling again, first with a Woodhaven Red Wasp mouth call. The wind was so loud that she didn’t think the sound of her call was carrying. Luckily, she had another call with her that she thought would perform better in the windy conditions.

“The wind was so bad, I finally decided to try the Zink Glass Friction call so it would carry a bit better in the wind. I hit it a few times , set it down, and waited a little.”

About 15 minutes later, she hit the friction call again. Still, she got no response. At least not a verbal one.

She remained patient, and three gobblers made their way into view.

“Here came three toms. They were ready to fight. One started attacking the Mojo decoy. I was able to get a shot on him and harvested him,” she said.

She shot the bird with a Remington 870 on private land. The turkey had a 107/8-inch beard and spurs that measured 15/16-inches.

“It was a quick hunt, but a great hunt that I will remember for the rest of my life,” she said.

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Brian Cope is the editor of Carolina Sportsman. He has won numerous awards for his writing, photography, and videography. He is a retired Air Force combat communications technician, and has a B.A. in English Literature from the University of South Carolina. You can reach him at brianc@sportsmannetwork.com.

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