Posted 09 February 2009 - 04:08 PM
Ok...here's one for you that will really frustrate anyone. I am getting anxious for Spring Turkey hunting - well, this weekend I was invited over to my friend's house for dinner and toss a few back. If any of you know the San Jose area, then you'll know where this location is - and, I don't mind telling you because you can't hunt there! LOL...back to the story..so me and my buddy drive out on Quimby Road all the way to where it intersects Mt Hamilton Road. As we're coming down the backside Quimby to Mt Hamilton Road I look over to my right, and what I thought was an old ranch house and stables I see all these birds...they are just dotting the ground so many of them that I'm think "sheesh, someone must be raising birds"...well, as we stop at the T intersection (just like the woman's voice on my navigation system says) I noticed these are Turkeys and not just a small flock, but literally must have been 50-75 wild turkeys all together in this field...near the barn, near the old ranch house, literally everywhere! It was what my buddy told me ('cause I was drooling looking at all the hens, jakes and Toms) - it was hunter's wet dream!...BUT they are all within the Grant Ranch State/County Park!!! - Now I know why there were so many!...not only that but the entire hillside as we were going along Mt Hamilton Road was torn up --hog action everywhere! Birds & Hogs, Oh my! I was like a little kid going "look, over there"..."now, over there!", "look down there", "look up there"...My buddy (who doesn't hunt) was laughing his butt off!!