May 06, 2013 at 5:50pm
My dad started turkey hunting just last year and fell head over heels in love with it! This year he spent lots of time in a blind working on his calling and trying out decoys. The season has been tough, but he stuck it out and it paid off. Early afternoon one day he had taken his attention off of the decoy spread and when he looked back up there were 3 nice gobblers huddled around his foam jake decoy. They were staring down at it as if they wanted it to make the 1st move. In order to keep from killing more than 1 bird, he waited until they separated, while deciding which had the most 'chest hair'. He raised the gun and dropped one of them at 29.5 yards. The old warrior had 6 beards and 1 spur over 1.25' and the other broken off was less than 1.5'. He will look good mounted on the limb in a gobbling position. Way to go, Dad! Congrats!