Well, I don't think we did too bad for our first turkey hunt. We decided to camp at Camp Far West north shore, so we didn't have to drive back and forth to Sacramento Tuesday to 'scout' and then Wednesday to hunt. Unfortunately, we didn't know that they lock their gates at 7 pm during the 'winter', so by the time we got up there, got camp set up, and were ready to check things out, we only had about an hour left to actually 'scout'. But, we did see them in two locations in the hour that we spent. It rained on us all night - luckily, we were a little prepared and most things put away that shouldn't be wet.So, Wed morning, we did our check-in with DFG, and then went back to our first location, hiked in and set up the blind, etc. Around 5:45 am, started calling, and they started gobblin'. We had 'em going for about an hour, but they stopped, and never came looking either. So, we packed everything up and hiked further in, looking for a new location to set-up. As we came over the top of a hill, there he was, a beautiful Tom - all puffed up. But, by the time hubby put his things down and got the arrow nocked, the tom was already taking off - and FAST! We couldn't even see where he went with all trees, LOL. Alright, moving on... came across a couple of hens, but didn't see any toms around. Later in the afternoon [after taking a break for lunch and short nap - LOL], we got one to gobble one more time, but couldn't tell where he was. While trying to locate him, hubby spotted a bird hunkered down in a fallen tree. So, he, again, nocked an arrow, and stalked around it only to discover it was a hen and off she flew. RATS!Ah well - when we checked out around 3 pm, the warden said only 4 birds had been reported as taken - out of 19 hunters that checked in for the day.Things I learned about Turkeys this trip: 1.) turkeys run really fast! 2.) the actual origination of their gobble, gobble can be deceiving, 3.) they can be nowhere or anywhere! Spring season score to date: Turkeys - 1, Us - 0.We're going to Sonoma this weekend. So, we'll take what we learned and hopefully be more successful. We can't get up there until around 7 pm, so we'll have to do the best we can Sat morn and use the rest of the day to scout for more success on Sunday.Here are some pics we took [public link to my fb album]: http://www.facebook....=1&l=dd529d8fad
. Mostly out of boredom - lol.