2021 turkey reports
It was a tough week 4 for on birds all week and each day they acted different. The first 3 days I was able to set up under 100 yards from them in the roost could get them all fired up but wouldn't budge. Was able to move on them but couldn't get them to the private land. Saturday they wouldn't gobble. Today I was going to sleep in cause beat. Was averaging 10 miles of walking a day. As I laid in bed I kept on thinking of my 7 year old daughter telling never give up. So off went and of course people where at all the spots I was hunting went to a new public spot listened from the road heard a bird close to the public. So off I went worked him he tried to pull a fast one on me. But I was able to pull off a 43 yard opposite hand hand shot on him. 10in beard 1inch spurs and a lite bird at 17.14 pounds.
Thanks clueless..I feel very blessed in the turkey woods and with the landowners that let me hunt their private property....good luck to you and all who are chasing Tom T
Congrats Wadu! That’s one heck of a bird.
Got out yesterday and put out the Ole strutting Tom deke w 2 hens..the birds gobbled off the roost for an hour then all came running out of the woods onto my dekes at once...I had 6 hens and 3 toms at point blank range and I'm sitting in a folding chair right off to the side. Talk about intense...my breathing was hard and fast. I shot the strutter through the neck and into the body...he ran about a 100 yards...shot w xbow...26lbs 10.25 inch beard 1.5 inch daggers...it's like ground hog day...it just keeps happening day after day year after year...now onto week 4
My season starts tomorrow, don't expect much as both grandson's struck out on same land, last couple of weeks. On the bright side my brother found mushrooms this past Sunday.
Cold & quiet morning! Not a peep anywhere!
Heading out this morning. Hunting south of Hatfield. South of Hwy 54.
Was able to fill my tag Thursday 5/7
Shot him about 745 in the morning. Came in with 3 hens and another Tom. Both full strut right into the decoys. Had roughly 6-8 different birds gobbling all morning. Finally got these two to commit. Very cool watching these bird work in!
10 yard shot
9.5 inch beard
Attached a picture of the birds toe on one side. I like turkey hunting but it's bass fishing season now!