Post by oneleggedjosh on Apr 18, 2011 20:11:58 GMT -5
At first light, I had birds gobblin all around me. A monster came in to the set-up at 7:00 and wouldnt come any closer than 60 yards. He strutted back and forth until I scared him off somehow. I waited till 7:20 before calling again, and 4 strutting jakes came in gun range gobblin their fool heads off. I dropped the closest one 30 yards from the blind. Two flew off, but one decided to stick around the dead bird for a photo opportunity. It was a good morning in Lorain County, now I've got a bird to clean.
Dead bird is on the left in the background.
Here he is in all his Jake glory...5.5" beard, 5/8" spurs.
It's funny you mention that, because this weekend while we were mushroom hunting we flushed dozens of them out of the tree tops. We even had a turkey in one of our cow fields, which is a rare occasion. I have never seen them so thick.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2011 21:30:26 GMT -5 by Seanstone