Thanks to Jocko's pre-season scouting, we were set up really close to a roosted Tom on opening morning. The sound of the first pre-dawn gobble is like music to a turkey hunters ears! This gobbler put on a great show, strutting and gobbling as he rounded up his hens. Ultimately, it was his hens that resulted in his demise as they led him into our spread and I pulled the trigger at 18 yards.
Here's a shot of the turkey master in action.
Coming up - the real softwater season begins. Pike and lake trout will keep me busy until walleye opener on May 19th so stay tuned!