Just doing some scouting right now....season gets underway on the 28th...hearing a few birds n got a few jakes hanging around the trail cams, but the longbeards are staying on the neighbors property....
I scored on a dandy bearded hen on Wednesday. She won't score worth a hoot but she had a nice full 7 1/2" beard. Fun hunt. I'll post her up later on when things slow down a bit, but I wanted you guys to know we are on the board. Good luck to everyone else.
Gonna seal the deal either tomorrow or Saturday morning, I can feel it.
Came close this morning with 4 different gobblers going mad at sunrise. Right after flydown, I had one hang up at 60 yards, gobbling and strutting back and forth for 10 minutes. After he moved along, I shifted 300 yards down in the woods closer to a different bird. Called him in on a string to 25 yards, but through some thick brush. He wouldn't clear it, and left the way he came in. I've got a better idea where they are roosting now this spring, and I'll be there in the AM, closer and with decoys in the ground.
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