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Wednesday, April 25th
Started out this morning with a jake coming in at 30 yards right at 1st light ... passed him and had a beauty mature Tom coming in soon after ... He hung up about 70 yards out and looked at the decoy ... the decoy moved slightly in the wind and he started in again ... at 50 yards he stood bolt upright and took off into the bush ?? ... I looked to see if the decoy had fallen over and I see a guy walking along the river in blue jeans a dark coat and gun over his shoulder ... I stepped out so he could see me and he quickly moved into the bush ( it's only 6:45 am ) ... ( must have been a tresspasser because I the farmer has a couple of guys hunting this property and they are suppose to park at the road ... I met one of the the other guys this a.m. before we went in ... he was in full camo and hunting well away from my location ...

I packed up soon after and did some more scouting ... hooked up with CH for breakfast ... he got a nice young bird this a.m. ... 17 1/2 pounds , 3 inch beard and 1/2 inch spurs ... Congrat's Chris

No pictures this a.m. as it was dusky and not clear along the river .

CH and I tried another spot .. I passed 2 jakes at approx 35 yards ... still looking for a mature Tom ...

During the mid afternoon I stopped by the fox den ... put approx 45 mins in there waiting to get a picture ... the little guy didn't let me down ... he is getting bigger and his face is getting sharper in the snout ...

I spot a Bald Eagle along the Conestoga River and get a couple of quick shots before he takes off ...

I scout some more and end up back at the place I was at yesterday .. set up my pop up blind and fell asleep ! ... woke up approx 6:15 to the sound of gobbling .... I did some light hen calls ... ended up being jakes and young hens ... no mature birds came in ... here are a coulpe of shots as they walked around the blind ... It is cool how you can see the one youg jake go from " red head alert " to " blue head strut " with the snoop at the top of his head going from small and hard to long and droopy as he struts ... eh did this 3 or 4 times before moving on ... at one point I had 2 jakes so close to the blind that the picture was burred out of focus because they were inside the range of the 50 - 200 mm lens ..

Back at it tomorrow a.m. ... good luck to all ...
" Remember , Trophies are measured by the time and energy expended to get them , not the size or quantity of the quarry "

See Ya. R.J.

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