Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Turkey Final Day Finale

This spring, turkey season has had its highs and lows.  Have you ever had those hunts where everything that can go wrong does?  This season has been full of those hunts.  Overall, it should have been a good year.  I've called in several birds but something would always seem to go wrong before I could close the deal.  One hunt was blown by two deer running between me and a bird I was working.  On another hunt, I called a big Tom into shooting range but my camera man wasn't able to get the bird into frame.  I called this same bird in again two days later only to have another hunter slip in between me and the bird and blow the hunt.  On our Up North Journal Pro Staff hunt in Kentucky I was able to call in a big strutter and roll him at 35 yards only to have him flop over the edge of a 80' bluff.  I wasn't able to recover that bird.  Persistence finally paid off when I teamed up with a good friend and we were able to take a decent bird on the last morning of the season.  It's always good to end on a high note.

On another note, everyone remember to keep all of the storm victims in their prayers.  As most everyone knows, Alabama was devastated by tornados last week.  There are still people missing and lots of families have lost their homes and loved ones.  I don't think that there is anyone in the state that wasn't affected by the storms in some way.  But with all of your prayer, God will help us get through these tough times.  No prayer goes unheard.

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