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April 13, 2013 at 7:36am
I screwed up this morning, but in the bigger picture, it's gonna help me out. Learned something about spot we had been scouting. We had set up several times and listened and watched the turkeys from a spot and this morning, I set up my decoys there.
Turns out our 'great' spot is just about invisible to 90% of the field we are hunting.
While my decoys looked good from where I sat, once you went 35 yards past them on the other side, they dissapeared behind the hump in the field.
Wall...... after having went back and forth calling to about 4 different toms, and possibly a 5th, we decided to sneak around to the other side of the field since we couldn't get them out of the woods.
Turns out they were out of the woods and not that far away - we just couldn't see them and vice versa!
Well, we spooked them off and knew our day was shot. Luckily they didn't fly or run away, just walked away kinda quickly without making a fuss or raising the alarm.
I figure they will be all cooled down by next Saturday.
In the process, I did discover a better spot where I can sit in between two huge oaks with low hanging branches. I'll be about 5' in the woods and just about invisible due to shadows and lightingm but will have a spectacular view of the field and where they drop from their roost.