April 09, 2015 at 10:05am
First ever gobbler taken during youth hunt. Spotted the gobbler about a half hour after sunrise. He was strutting for a hen in full display about 300 yards from us. About a half hour later a second gobbler appeared about 150 yards in the opposite direction and started putting on a show of his own. The first gobbler had enough of that after 10-15 minutes and bolted toward the other. I was trying to watch via binoculars and saw the first fight the second and the second retreated back into the woods. I figured now he was too far for us to have a chance. Wrong! He was worked up now and ran toward us covering the distance in just a few minutes. We had a new Avian-x Jake decoy and hen decoy set in front of us. He came in ready to do battle. With my heart beating out of my chest I whispered to my son to take his best shot. The Tom never knew we were there and my son dropped him no more than 20 yards in front of us. What an amazing experience!