First off ... Congrat's to all that are having fun in Ontario woods this week ... some great stories and pictures flowing in !
and his son have recently taken to this cool turkey chasing game ... I helped them call / located a tom Tuesday night and did a set up for Wednesday morning ... Long story short , they had a great day in the field but in the end when the tom came buy he got spooked along by a wandering deer ... Cool to see that interaction though !Randy and I had a good day further North on Wendnesday
, so I invited my neighbor to hunt a one of my favorite spots ( his son had to go to school , so it was just the two of us ) .On the long drive up
, we reviewed hunt strategy and calling techniques ... I told him ( I'm no expert caller , but I scout lots and can usally put us on birds ... A couple light hen calls in the morning to let the Tom's know where we are and wait them out > that's my usual routine ) .I set Craig up
in a blind at a beauty intersection between two properties > and he did the rest ! ... He had multiple Tom's sounding off at first light ... He made a coulpe calls as we discussed previously ... and dropped the hammer on a beauty Tom by approx 6:30 am .What an awsome hunt and tom for first bird of a newly licence Ontario turkey hunter !
Congrat's Craig !!
22.5 lbs ... 9 inch beard , 1 inch spurs
... 20 yard shot with # 4 shot out of Craig's newly named " Turkey Slayer " Mossberg 12 gauge !Pyd / Helmut and I chased some birds on Friday
... I got a few pictures , but the only one that turned out was two of three hens we saw while scouting other properties ... and yippeeee > I got permission on another sweat farm ! ... Looking forward to scoping it out further !Looking forward to the rest of the month and some other beauty strutter's ! ... here are a few of my favorite pic's .Helmut is heading further North next week to try and locate one of these big boy's !Good luck to all of you that are heading out next week ! ... I'm back to work now ... RJ > Out ~