Hooked on HuntingPa
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Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Central PA and NEPA
Safety off too many times
Tons of action so far. So opening day my father in law and I killed a double early.
Monday I hunted by myself. Found a gobbler around 9:00. He answered good and I was not in a great place. Safety off waiting and he busted me turning my head a little. About twenty minutes later I get two more gobbling a short distance down over a hill. They are definitely coming. Safety off. They're gobbling good and cutting the distance and a third bird gobbles above me. The two below come into some brush below me and I can see their heads but no shot. All three are close to me for quite a while but no shot.
Tuesday with father in law. Trying to get him one and not really wanting to burn my last tag. Three come into a field and safety off. They strutted around forever. They were at about 50-60 yards and drifting away. So I call and a fourth bird hammers right beside me. My gun is down across my legs when my f-i-l shoots. No luck
Wednesday by myself. Got close to one on the roost. He answered a few times. Hit the ground and hammered back. Safety off. I see him at about 80 yards. Standing and strutting. He starts working my way but skirts around just out of range. Went to a second property and hit another gobbler. Cut the distance quickly and, you guessed it, safety off. Walking right at me gobbling. Probably could have killed him. Crossed left to right around 50 yards and got behind blow down. Hoping for him to follow the path and he turned and walked away gobbling for the next hour and three more set up. And no shot.
Happy for all the action but I have never been so close so often without rolling one.