OK Dennis,I did a little Scouting today,and along with these pick,and I'm in love with the one who's Beard hits the ground,Daddy WANT ;D I also had a lot of talkers in full strutt,I got these Tom's all bothered by just whisteling a Hen sound....No Call Got a lot of responses with my call's and never left the road.
I can't emagine what it's going to be like when I get in there and set up.I have some real good area's that are a good drive,but Have a condo 20 Miles away for about 5 Days and am going to have to get a room at a hotel for one or two nights.With the price of gas,and the size of these boys,it's worth it. I may need a place to rest a day or so,you know how it is for us OLD GUY's
What a Merrium tom he is.
Nice photos Greg...That guy is a trophy anyway ya look at it.
That beard got to go 11" or better .
We look forward to the photo's of him dead in your hands...best to ya come next Saturday.
The granddaughter should get her 2nd ever Tom too Saturday morning...She has about 15-20 to choise from.
Hope she can make up her mind fast,& lay the hammer down.
OK heres another big'ol boy from today and a couple more looks at the Big one from yesterday,I'm not sure,this one today may be a little bigger,I pushed him into a draw,then using a box call got him to come out one more time,I could have got a shot on him both times,I just wanted to see if I could get him back out. I am yet to see a Jake,I found a fresh sparring area going down a trail,this Gal...Nice Firm gal ;D Came walking out of one of the area's I'm looking at hunting Sat. She pushed two toms into the draws,so I didn't see any in there,but I walked in about a mile and did some calling and got Three Toms for three different spots to all gobble back at near the same time twice,both times I called,then I just wrapped it up and eased out.This is considered O Zone for deer,that's Coastal,But these are in Quite aways from the coast,and I saw some Big Buck tracks from this morning,this may be my opening day Archery spot,there was about 6 trails all coming down to the same place to drink in the morning,Had some great cover with more Acorns on the ground than I have ever seen sense I was a kid,You couldn't walk with out stepping on them ;D Cover,Water and enough food for thousands of turkey's and hundreds of Deer
Todays Big Boy
Theres 8100 acre's where I'll be hunting,and one of these big tom's are around every corner,I haven't seen a Jake yet,found some sign where some Tom's had been going at it,I guessing the Jake's are hiding from them tom's. I scouted over 12-15 hours,and all I heard and saw was those big'ol boy's,So ya I'm kind of getty hoping I get a chance at one. It's about a three hour drive from my House but I'll be staying with in 30 Minutes of that area from the day before the opener till Thursday. A week should give me time to get one or two,I hope,If I get two with in that time,I may bring them home and try to get one with my bow for the third. Right now I'm just worried about that 1st one ;D