May 2009 Updates page 1

1 May

[location deleted] was nice to me this weekend. I had driven to this farm a couple mornings over the last few weeks to listen for roost sites from the road. The birds had been sounding off well, but I didn't hear a peep from them when I went in Saturday to actually hunt it. It was fairly windy, but I thought I should've been close enough to hear something...wrong. As flydown down came and silently went with no sign of birds, and with the wind gusts increasing and forecasted storms moving in, I pulled out almost every call that I had and began hammering away in a blind attempt to stir up some action. After an hour, or so, something finally answered. The wind was blowing pretty hard, so I wasn't sure if my ears were playing tricks on me. They weren't...a real bird suddenly appeared about 200 yards away on the horizon. He was taking his sweet time strutting around, throwing out the occasional gobble, and working his way towards me. That was until another bird gobbled directly behind me (I have no idea where that one came from). After that, this field bird covered the remaining ground in a hurry...and once he crossed into gun range, I welcomed him with some pellets. :)
Thanks, Jerad

Thank you Jerad, especially on a year when state recorded spring turkey harvest show a decline.

2 May

A local hunter that puts in the time and effort.

A mixed bag with 2 mallards 2 Canadas and 4 Snow Geese.

Thank you Steven, always good to get reports.

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