May 09, 2013 at 11:34am
well i finally tagged out... not exactly wht i was hopein for but oh well... i talked my boss in to lettin me have the day off since i gota work all weekend and it payed off. i got to my normal listening spot in the cutzoo field and heard 2 groups of turkeys gobblin their heads off on some land i cant hunt. so i went and set up as close as i could on a creek bottom. and started callin every 15 mins or so. they were gobblin like crazy but wouldnt budge. i herd someone shoot at 715. i sat there till around 8 and they still aint moved so i was gona go to the other side of the property where i thought i heard a faint gobble earlier.. i was walkin through the cutzoo field and a turkey took off 25 yds in front of me and i seen a beard hangin so i shot and the bird falls in some thick stuff. i just knew it was a gobbler that came in silent but when i get to it i realize its a bearded hen. i felt so bad walkin up 2 that hen so late in the season. i just know shes got a nest sumwhere. but nothin i can do now.... first time taggin out and 1st bearded hen.. her beard was 7 1/2 in.