#Storytime - I hunted public land this morning for opening day...I sat at the base of a tree as the sun came up waiting for gobbles but didn't hear a thing. I knew they roosted nearby, so I decided to sneak around to the edge of the field and call a bit. About 10 minutes later I heard a gobble -- pretty close. And there he was, literally running across the open field towards me. No decoys, no blind. I hid at the base of a huge dead oak tree, and waited as he came in...full strut gobbling, and made a half circle around me. I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest.
He hung up about 40 yards, looking for a hen. I made a few soft yelps on my slate call and he came all the way in to 15 yards. By then he knew something was up...and I knew it was now or never. I took my shot and he flopped. Simply awesome hunt 😊
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