So Close This Morning. At around 45 minutes before Sunrise ,I heard Gobbling around 200 yards off.
Off like a Flash and this old Guy is Quick when he has to be. Around 8 days ago or so,I had another Gobbler in this very area and when he flew down and Gobbled going away- before,I could make a move,I saw 2 Dark Skinny Legs cross over after the Gobbler in a bend in the Woodsroad.-- The Human Kind...
So this morning when,I heard that 1st Gobble- off to the races.
This Tom was HOT! I got within 70 yards of his Tree. I had to get on all 4s to get to that final Tree and Bushes as a screen.
No place to sit. I had to bend over at the Bush. The Gobbler was Gobbling directly behind another Tree in front of his Roost Tree. I was screened perfectly.
Out in front and below my position was a open flat in now Heavy hardwoods. I gave out some Tree Yelps and soft- but higher pitched clucks on my custom " Tongue " little Box that,I have a small Cedar striker for.
The Gobbler Thundered Back. A few Double Gobbles.
Then Putt--Putt----Putt---- Putt!
A 2nd Gobbler that was totally silent this whole time saw me slightly move. He was probably a good 20 feet to the side of the Vocal Tom. A clear view of my spot.
Out he Flew. Looked like a great big Helicopter. He curled to a line of Trees and the area that,I rushed over from.
Meanwhile the Vocal Tom continued to Gobble. Then went silent. That means he aims to fly down.
Whoop- Whoop- Whoop-- flew down at a 30 Degree angle and landed in Heavy stuff about 30 yards away from me and out of sight.
Safety off- all set.
Then Silence. Nary another Gobble. And never came in.
Now,I am reflecting like all good Turkey Hunters are known to do.
I knew this Gobbler was going to work his way around and meet up with the other Gobbler at some point today.
Now Tomorrow, I believe,I am teaming with Cynthia. She wants to hit another Area-- but this area could be better.
Possibly a Double if,I have better Luck.
Having alot of Fun out there without killing anything.
In a kind of " Turkey Hunter Slump".
Has to end some time- LOL.
Below is a pic of Custom " Tongue " caller.