May 03, 2013 at 1:31pm
Started out with calling 3 gobbling Jakes within 15 feet of our set up, these big 3 year olds came in the whip up on the Jakes and strutted within 20 yards of us. My hunting buddy and I had previously agreed that we would shoot a double on the count of 3..of course that never happens..but it actually worked out that we shot at the exact same time. The birds were very similar in size, but I shot most of my bird's beard off..His bird's beard was 11 1/4 inches,the spurs were 1 1/4 inch and sharp as a pin. Textbook hunt.