I got to my spot this morning and heard everything except a turkey. So I pulled some cards and scanned through them and had one gobbler pic. Then I remembered seeing some strut marks in the sand last week in this little field. So I went to the truck and got a couple of dekes and put them out! The hen is a DSD that I call Henrietta! The gobbler is just a fan with a head off an old mounted strutter that I repainted. I built sort of a napkin holder for it that it fits in. I call him Slim Jim!
I put them out and began to wait! I would call every thirty minutes or so. After about an hour, A lone hen came by and checked everything out. She looked Slim Jim and Henrietta up and down, but didn't seem too impressed, and didn't stay long. But she got me on alert and thinking it wont be long now!
After about thirty minutes or so I heard something close but couldn't see anything....Then I looked down by my foot and saw something moving towards me! It was A big black snake!!! Oh crap!!! Thankfully he saw me jerk and went on by! WHEW
Well the sun kept getting higher and hotter, and I could not hold my eyes open...You guessed it, I took A nap. I don't know for how long but when I woke up, I think to myself, I need to hit the call! So I hit the blood wood slate and laid it down. After about A minute I heard A gobble real close! I got my gun up slowly and took the safety off! Then I saw him coming around the corner. When he saw Henrietta and Slim Jim he broke into strut! He was BEAUTIFUL! He strutted closer and turned toward the decoys, looking hard! When he stretched his old head up I shot him in the face! WOW what A hunt! I shot him at twelve fifteen!
He reminded me of my old boss man that used to say "if you cant get here on time, then get here when you can" LOL
He is A pretty good gobbler too!
18 1/2 pounds
11 7/8 beard
1 1/4 and 1 1/8 spurs
Sorry so long but just wanted to share the hunt with you guys!