October 22, 2012 at 9:53pm
I desperately wanted to film my 14 year old brother's 1st turkey kill. We had a great youth day hunt the previous year that would have made good video even though James missed the gobbler. My dad and brother gave me some Eyecam glasses as a gift before the following youth day. My dad was new to turkey hunting but picked out a stumphole for us to sit in the morning of youth day. We roosted this gobbler, knowing he was a boss. After some light calling the morning of the hunt, the tom gobbled and flew down. I heard him spit to our left and gave James the queue to cock his shotgun. I had him wait until a shot would be presented. As I told my brother the day before, it's best to move when a strutter is facing away and he did just that. The gobbler ran in and whooped the decoy before getting wise to the impostor strutter. I gave the go ahead to shoot and he made a perfect shot! With 1 1/4' and a 10.5' beard the gobbler was a very impressive 1st harvest. I was so proud and honored to be a part of this hunt.