April 14, 2010 at 7:01am
This was daddy’s first turkey. He had a 9 ˝ inch beard and 7/8 inch spurs. We sat up and started calling and he gobbled at the first call. After about 10 minutes he came out in the field and all we could see was his head. He strutted for about 30 min gobbling constantly. We couldn’t get him to come at first because he couldn’t see the decoys once he saw them that’s all it took. He started across the field he would walk about 10 yards at a time stop strut and gobble 2 or 3 times and then walk about 10 yards and do it all again. When he saw the jake decoy he stopped all the showing off and went into fight mode. Thank god that daddy made a good shot if he would have missed I would be buying a new decoy now the saved the jake. This turkey gobbled more then I would have ever thought he had to of gobbled at least 100 times in the hour we where there. Daddy shot this bird at 21 steps he was pretty close. Had lots of fun that day and made a lot of memories wit him.