April 18, 2013 at 11:03am
WOW!! Well after getting carpal tunnel from cranking away on the SPURSUADER and the Roof of my mouth is irritated from mouth Calls lol I'm back from Rockingham with a 5 day beard and ALOT of Great memories!!! Man!! was we ever in the Hot seat!! I missed a Bird opening evening and instantly thought with youth week and My Gun getting knocked around that it was off...It WASN'T!! Then...I call 2 Hot Long-beards over 400 yards and even get them to fly across a Big creek to us and at about 20 yards with the Gobblers nervous..I get a chance and Miss again Free-handed!!! We couldn't get a break it seems..If the Birds wasn't coming in Silent, They were coming in behind us or I was scaring them to death lol...Well Don loves to Run&Gun so he said shake it off and lets find another 1 or 2 so a few miles later after I fall in the Creek (Twice) we set up and I'm wringing my socks out (For the 2nd time...Fell in going over AND coming back lol) We settle in and instantly hear a Gobble..10 Minutes later while sitting barefoot lol I finally hit a Nice 2 year old that was also nervous and leaving with a Thick Beard...Now...We have all heard of Blessings in Disguise so the next morning with Don and Diane shoulder to shoulder I get a Gobbler Fired up and he's coming!! We scamper around to get in position and I'm sweet talking him when Don&Diane see him coming, doing his beautiful waltz in...I hear both safety's go off and Here Diane say 'I don't have a shot yet' then BOOOM!! Don did have a shot and knocked down a great Bird with a Horse tail of a Beard..Diane is heartbroken but Happy for Don and we assure her that with what we have been experiencing that her Gobbler would come soon...Little did we know that soon was a few hours away..We spook another Gobbler so we take off again and get another Bird Fired up and we set-up...20 minutes later..Here THEY come!! I'm thinking DOUBLE and I'm following the back Bird when BOOOOM!! Diane topples him over in my scope with a GREAT SHOT!! (Must have been a pay-Back from last year lol?) After the back slapping we approach her Bird with me being first and I'm saying 'I know He has a freaking Brush Guys!!' I roll him over a One 10 inch Beard falls right and One 10 inch Beard falls Left. DOUBLE BEARD!!! You guys that know me know how I get about Turkey hunting and I was ecstatic over Her Gobbler LOL It also sported Beautiful Blond Spurs that were needle sharp (Yeah they cut Her) The Tail Fan was also Unique and reminded me of a Rio Grande Gobbler But What a Trophy!!!! 2 short Years ago, Neither Don nor Diane had Killed a Gobbler and Now I think It's safe to say that they are hooked and I Thank GOD I got to tag along on these Hunts!!! For what it's worth, I had a another Chance after calling a nice Gobbler DOWN a mountain and across another creek with Diane but like deshavu...I Missed again lol...I've been Called The Turkey Whisperer and even told I could Call a Turkey out of a Coma lol I doubt that but You Gotta Love It when it's Right!!! Thanks Don for the invite and for encouraging me to keep after them when I was disgusted..I wont talk about your Trophy Poplar Tree you killed lol I had a Blast with you and Diane and Hope we all get to do it again!!!! Tried to keep it short but Hunts like these deserve a Play-By-Play Book!!!!