After many trips afield this year without a gobble- then the tornado and cleanup afterwards along with rain rain rain for days- then falling and spraining my right hand, having to wear a wrap for days--
TODAY IT HAPPENED---
Got to my spot at 5 and he sounded off on the roost 400 yds away at 505.
Soft purrs and some clucks got him hot and he was nuts on the roost for half an hour.
He flew about 250 yds across the fields to the strip of swamp and small brook I was on the far side of.
I sit by the tractor road crossing the mess and have taken over a dozen Toms coming in on that crossing over the years as well as some Fall hens.
All over shortly after 6.
I am crazy about working a bird in off of the roost-best thing in the Outdoors --IMHO.
Nice mature Tom with a 10 inch beard.
Could take more but One and Done is all I need.
More than satisfied in what I had thought was a bust season.
post edited by r3g3 - 2018/05/24 12:05:04