The man, the myth, the monkey
My son is awesome at night. My daughter... high maintenance. A sign of things to come.
Tomorrow. Tomorrow is the day.
My older daughter and I are taking the day off for opening day of the season. Turkeys have been very active around and across our propert. We hear clucks and purrs coming from the woods every morning and yesterday morning I listened as a hen crossed the creek and calmly clucked as she walked out of the woods, up the yard and to the road where she walked her happy backside across and into the farmers field.
I've not seen any Jakes or toms but we hear them gobble usually in the evening. We're finding they're all starting at the back of our property very early and making their way across as the day goes and are farther up the yard by 9:30 to 10. So we'll set up to intercept at the end of the property early where they should be about 7:30 or so. They've been all over so I have no idea which way they'll come in which affects how I'll set out the decoys. Which by the way, I got a good deal on from Dicks sporting goods. I had bought one about a month or so ago and they recently had the same ones on sale 2 for $25. So I have 2 hens and a jake, they're the foam collapsible decoy.
The gun is good to go and I've learned enough about my calling that while I was making realistic sounds turkeys make, I was also using a call that essentially means "danger, run away, run away!" I won't do that one anymore though it did fire up the birds. I wouldn't see them but they did make a lot of noise after that. I guess sending the warning up the chain. I dunno. In any case, supposedly the excited putting means warning and hunters have said not to do that.
Are you saying you would go postal on those turkeys?I wish I had the same problem as the mailman.
But if I was him, I'd turn around with that stick he's carrying and would show them what a real sith lord looked like swinging that thing around on them. I'd put more swarps on those things than Darth Vader.
They would only do me that way once before they suddenly transformed into sandwiches and baked/broiled deliciousness.
I would call that lunch on the go. Mmmm, Mmmm....lip smackin' munchin's.
Been out 4 times sence opening
Day. The toms were gobbling
Before the season opened , haven't herd one sence. Called in a hen , kept her clucking for quite a wile. No toms.?