April 28, 2013 at 6:41am
Had my wife in the woods again yesterday. Got set up just as light was breaking and the woods were waking up. At about 630 here a gobble hearts start going. I hit the call but he doesn't answer a hen does. Few minutes pass with silence and then he appears but with two hens. He put on a great show for us in the field but stayed about 45 yards away and wife didn't like shot. So we wait he isnt in a hurry. Well then we loose sight of him but know he's there. Then my wife says there he is. He is about ten yards away. She does great getting gun in position but he stays behind some trees so no shot again. Then his hens start calling to him so he follows them. It was fun but me move to a different area. Hit the call one gobbles. We get blind set up and decoy and climb in. Well wouldn't you know it he gets right behind us. I mean so close you here his feathers ruffle up. Wife said it sounded like someone popping sheets. Then he moves to our right, horrible for wife because she's right handed. This bird stayed at 5 yards so he is so close I can not get her to turn he whole body to get shot. This went on for about 15 minutes. Thought we had plenty of time so no rush. Wrong. Then we hear a truck. Oh no. Farmer coming through farm to finish putting in his corn, bird gone. We had a great time. She loved having birds that close. I mean so close you can see them blink. It was hard to keep her from laughing. Even though she hasn't shot one we have had a great time. Maybe next week will be the day.