A fall double is hard to beat, especially two mature gobblers. These old Tom's took several weeks to figure out, but once a hunter can pattern a group of longbeards they have got a good chance at taking them. Forget spring strategy in the fall, an old gobbler only cares about eating and staying alive. Woodsmanship and knowledge of the birds are key......and a boat load of patience.
Thanks y’all, 1k likes. I’ll take it, lol. Hope the season treats you well!
Always a welcome sight in an area not known for its turkey population.
The first time I ran my fingers through the warm plumage of this great bird was on a cool fall evening. My youthful lust to kill a turkey had been fulfilled, but a strange spark had been lit inside me that, even at the young age of 11, I knew was much more then just the need to kill. I've been a turkey hunter since the age of 9 and I began chasing turkeys back in the days before youth seasons, popup blinds, and before turkeys were as numerous as they are today. That first young turkey began a life long journey that in many ways has shaped me as a person (yes, turkey hunting can do that). Most folks believe it is the booming gobble on a spring morning that grabs ahold of a hunter and never let's go, but for me it was the sight of a dozen lost poults converging on me as I sat tremmbled next to that ancient oak that hooked my soul and has yet to let go. Spring is a grand time to chase this magnificent bird but fall is where the real heritage began. Take a youngster out this fall and let him or her feel what only turkey hunters feel.
Fall Turkey season is almost upon us here in Missouri. Many look at fall season as to easy and a waste of time. I challenge all to set your goal on a mature gobbler. The toughest challenge in the fall woods comes from a wise ole Tom who's only worries are eating and staying alive.