Posted 24 May 2008 - 01:21 PM
Well we had a good morning. Met up at 0345 to head in and no cars there. We set up and waited for shooting hours to start. As it became more light, I gave some soft tree yelps. Wouldn't you know it, we got an answer not far away. So I waited a bit and used my hat to sound like a fly down. I starting giving some soft purrs and clucks. Now there are some train tracks that run along the property boundry and one started to go by. Not to concerned with it since the turkey's are probably used to it. Well, the noxt gobble we hear is on the ground not 50 yds from us. Still can't see him since his a just inside where the tree line is, but he's fired up. This is going great. But he's hung up and won't come closer. Then I hear a hen yelp and she starts cutting. So I cut back on the mouth call. Holy hell, the woods came alive with at least 4 other gobblers in all directions. It was awesome! But then all went quiet. What I think they do is fly down and head downhill. We saw one fly out of a tree and head that way. No shots but what an awesome morning. We then decide to try where I normally go since the birds were off the property. We walk up to an old apple orchard and I see something. I give the hush sign and we kneel on the ground. About 75 yards away we see a moose, a young cow we think. How cool is that? No turkey's so we head back down and bump a white tail buck.We head back to the spot we were that morning and just sit and hope to ambush some birds coming through to feed. No luck. On the way back the the trucks we find the motherload of roosting trees. Poop and feathers all the way around the base of the trees. Driving out we saw 4 nice toms cross the road. Not a bad day even if we didn't get a kill. We're going again tomorrow.