April 23, 2012 at 4:27pm
soft purrs answered by loud gobbles!!! Well decided to go on a late morning hunt since work was slow, plus it was nice a cool outside. Walked around for about an hour, stopping every couple hundred yards to cluck. Was about to head back when i saw a hen take off running about 100 yrds away in a field. So that got me a little bit exited. I decided to circle around and try some calling hoping that there might be more. I was in a piece of hardwoods with large fields on each side. I clucked and though i might of heard a gobble but wasnt sure. So i walked about another 100 yards and BAM, I did hear a gobble and it was getting close. I quickly got settled and slowly purred and the tom started getting as exited as me. By this time my heart was pumping, knees shaking and eyes wide open. Bad thing was i was in a small draw below the field, and i couldnt see, and he wasnt going to enter the woods. I slowly low crawed to where i could pop my head over the hill enough to see the field. There he was full strutt on an old dirt path. I got ready, I purred again, he lifted his head, gobbled, and at 18 yrds with my bennelli nova with 3 1/2 # 5's closed the deal. What an awsome day.