Didn't anyone else hunt today?
I was going to head to the big woods this morning after hunting food plot birds the previous three mornings. But, when I got up it was pouring down rain. I decided to go to the food plots again this morning for two reasons.
One reason is I can hear better in the fields where the rain isn't beating on the leaves and the other reason I am close to the vehicle for when the real heavy rain drives me out.
By the time I got there the rain had stopped so I headed out a short distance and set up at a likely looking spot.
Just about gobbling time a log truck came in the game lands road so that kind of wrecked any chance of hearing one on the roost. Then a Jeep came in as far as allowed and stopped to owl hoot at a few stops along the road and after not hearing anything turned around and left, thankfully.
About 10 minutes after the Jeep left one gobbled not far from the road where he had hooted from. Then that set another one off a ways behind me. I figured they were both a little too far for me to bring in but decided to stay put and try it. It wasn't long after fly down that a hen came to visit.
Now there are two birds gobbling behind me, one to the right and one to the left. They both been gobbling pretty good for a half hour so I decide to move closer to the one to my left rear.
I stand up to take a wiz before moving and one gobbles about a hundred yards out in front of me. I am sure he is on the game lands road. Ok I am back in business from where I am. If he just comes up the road fifty yards and cuts in through some black locust and an small opening we are golden. It seems like the most logical approach for him.
Nope he standing out there on the road gobbling. I can also hear that darn hen, probably the same one that visited me earlier, answering me. She is with him. Oh well, maybe I can get her to come visit again and bring him along.
Oh darn it, I hear a vehicle crunching the gravel coming up the hill. It is that stinking Jeep again. I can also hear the thunder coming closer from the other direction. I pulled my phone out and checked the weather map. The heavy rain is getting close and I don't see a break for a good while. I decided to head for the truck. I got there just as the sky opened up dumping heavy rain. I thought about waiting it out but a check of the radar shows very few breaks in the rain for hours. I headed for home.
Hopefully those birds will be there again tomorrow. I will adjust my set up location a bit though tomorrow morning.