The birds from yesterday vanished today. We picked up and moved a ridge over. Both brother and I had obligations that only gave us til 8:00 to hunt. We got in along a log in a fencerow between 2 fields and I called a bit. Hit the boxcall around 7:25 and a gobble right behind us nearly brought us out of our britches !! Three jake were in the little field right behind us. We waited them out to circle us...……... which they did. At 7:35 bro' (who is 58) took his very first Eastern spring bird.
We caught up with a good one around 10:15. So proud of my wife. She is very much pregnant and has been uncomfortable trying to sit. Luckily we didn’t have to wait long on this one. Heard him gobble in the field. Set up the decoys and my brother in law backed up behind us and started calling. This guy cam running in with a hen. I have never shot a bird with 2 beards let alone 4. She showed me up big time. 21.5 inches of beard total between them all