2021 turkey reports
Well the 2021 season is in the books for me. I might go out this weekend and try to call some in for some pictures. I took my brother in law out week first morning we hunted we got it done. For I got my butt kicked week 4 taking tel Sunday to full my tag. Hunted today after work. Got to the spot at 2:15 killed my first double beard at 2:40 he was gobbling his head off. I love them mid day gobbles. I was surprised he had 3 hen with him. Such a great way to end my season.
While picking asparagus today I flushed a hen turkey off her nest. She had a dozen eggs in it. Would assume that she was sitting full time. Might bode well for the last week. Odd that she was right off the road yet I never hear gobbling in the morning.
There is a lane around the outside of the field I hunt. have a blind set up there as a lot of times the Toms cruise it looking for hens. Was set up there yesterday and looked down the lane and a Tom was coming. As he came there was 2 Redwing blackbirds dive bombing him. Never saw that before. They were really harassing him. Was funny, used it to swing around and get ready. Every time they dove on him I would move to get ready. Shot him at 17 yds.
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.