It will put a little extra pressure on u for sure if u let it , I killed my limit every year for a long time until I started with this challenge , but I blame it on me letting my daughter man the gun lately
I know all of you care for kmckinnie as much as I do , I’d like for y’all to lift him and his family up in a quick prayer for the loss of a family member, I know he is a strong man and has a great family but we all need a little prayer every now and then , just thinking about my brother !
This is the crazy part....I have for the most part of my life have hunted turkeys but never took it serious till maybe 10 or so years ago as I got older. I am now at a point in my life where I could care less if I shot another deer but would rather listen to a gobbler blowing up either on the roost or ground.
I just love it when you are yelping and they cut you off mid call with a double or triple gobble....if that does not get you going then you are clinically dead.
2 years ago we had a bird we called "Thunder Lips"....old and smart. Knew where he roosted 90% of the time just off the property in a huge pine in a clearcut next to a bottom. I could stand at our gate and see him 100 or so yards out off the property.
Took me about 3 weeks to figure out what he was doing off the property until he wandered on ours. Had him at full strut 20 yards but he knew to keep this leafy bush between us, I am not a bush shooter so off he finally went. Me and my BIL encountered him 4 more times after that all within 15 to 40 yards but every time the bird knew how to use the shrubbery against us.
Fast forward to last year.....all I thought about was this bird. Had game cam pics of him till early March then the landowner where he roosted decided he was gonna burn the clearcut right before the opener and cut a firebreak right under the tree he roosted. This bird had a distinctive gobble and I finally heard him the 2nd week of the season a ways off but he never set foot near from where he use to roam.
So I guess for the last two years was focused on just this one bird and let others walk....mostly suicidal 2 year olds and a older bird that had beard rot but he had some spurs. Was within 10-12 yards of me for 20 minutes.