So yet another delayed POST!!!!! I bet the only post that won't be delayed is when we finally slaughter a deer!!!
We took part in turkey season during this last spring. Let me tell you it was more fun then we could have imagined.
Mike and us girls headed out to deer camp in the early morning and walked out to the spot carrying the blind and bows. Don't think we were a 1/4 mile down the trace when Mike spotted a group of turkeys at the far end about 200 yds away. He told us to go ahead and get the blind set up where we were, and he would hide on the opposite side of the trace and start calling. Megan tossed her calls to him and he hid, while we quietly (as quiet as we could) got the blind situated. We were two giddy teenagers.
At first we didn't think they would come back up where they just left, but it was just a matter of time before we heard the gobbles coming towards us...oh we were so excited!!! With ever gobble we could tell they were getting closer and we were in shock!!! I do remember some cuss words out of excitement being thrown around!!!
Mind you we quickly realized that we had forgotten our rangefinders and binoculars that morning. We were going to have to wing it.
There they were 4 of them standing about 35 yards away, I took aim and then Megan said my husband was signaling to wait. I lowered my bow, and that's when the turkeys changed directions and started to head to the other side of the trace heading straight for my husband. I knew they were about 60 yards away but I had to take the shot. I pulled back and the arrow look like it was going to hit, but nope dropped short. Megan pulls back she shoots, but some how grazes the blind with her arrow and drops short.
I asked my husband why I couldn't take the shot when they were just 35 yards away and he said "Oh I didn't realize they were that close, I couldn't see them!".... REALLY, REALLY!!!
With all the rain in Oklahoma our hunting spot was flooded out the following weekend. That was the only chance we had to hunt turkey but it's definitely been added to our spring activities for next year.