April 25, 2015 at 8:39am
Today started bad but ended awesome. My son couldn't find his face mask or shells. Finally found both but made us 20 mins late. Got to our spot and didn't hear a gobble, then started raining. Ugh. Stopped raining. Called softly and got a response. 6 hens, 1 jake, and a gobbler showed up. The tom followed the hens across the field right into our lap at about 735 am. 30 yd shot. 18 lbs,7/8' spurs, 10 3/4' beard. Took 3 years and 3 misses for him to get a bird. I'm proud of him for being persistent.