Spring Turkey Season
Spring turkey season was a good time this year. I did manage to shoot a turkey with a bow this year. The first day I had 6 birds come out to me. The first one was a hen that came out to my calling first thing in the morning. Then towards 11am I had 5 jakes come to the decoys. I let an arrow fly at one of the biggest jakes and that didn’t go so well. It was a clean miss. The second day out I had 2 other birds come in but out of bow range. The first Friday of the season I went with a friend to hunt. About 8 am we had 4 birds come into our decoy area. I told him when he see me draw my bow that he should do the same and he did. I let 2 birds go by me so he could get a chance on a bird. I let my arrow fly and after all of the feathers and birds cleared I had mine on the ground. I asked if he got one and he told me no that they would not hold still enough so that he could get a good shot.
I did not hear any birds gobbling the first few days of hunting. I talked to other hunters and they said the same thing. It was hard when you cannot hear the birds gobble to be able to find them. But in the long run I did get my bird and my friend got his the next week.