Parent Category: Trophy Gallery
Category: Turkey (Gun) Hunters
I got this tom on May 21, 2004. I Really wanted to go out with the bow, but since it was the last week of turkey season in Wisconsin, I took the shotgun. The birds had been hunted hard in this area and were quite spooky - plus, the forecast was thunderstorms and showers and I only had 3 days left to hunt. The night before, my husband, Bill, and I put the birds to bed. Early in the morn while still pitch-black outside, my son and I set up in that same area.
At first light, the toms were gobbling in their roost. Shortly after, the toms and hens flew down, walked through the woods and out into the field. We crawled up a hill on our stomachs very quietly and when we peaked over the edge out into the field, there stood two toms in full strut. My son, Brad, said, "Get ready mom and take the one on the right." I waited for the tom to come out of full strut and BOOM, the hunt was over. Thank God, cause an hour later it started raining and didn't stop for 3 days.