New to site! Love turkey hunting!
Hello to al! I'm new to this site, but not to hunting forums. I Got the spring turkey hunting bug a few years ago and have been addicted ever since. Until a little over 3 years ago I lived in Fayette county. Grew up in the mountains in Farmington. I have hunted since I was old enough to go. My Dad taught me just about everything I know. For years I went fall turkey hunting but never went in the spring. That was until the spring of 2004. My hunting buddy and I decided to go first day of spring gobbler. We were total greenhorns. LOL! I was wearing blue jeans, a small game jacket that had orange on the shoulders and arms, and an orange cap. To say the least, I was quite unprepared. But I did know birds movments, where they traveled during the past winter, and knew the area I was hunting very well. We got into the woods around 8 a.m. Walked in a few hundred yards and hit a box call. That was when it happend. A gobbler fired back just over the hill from us on a ridge top that we hunted deer on for years. Hearing that first gobble coming back at us did it for me. I was hooked. Oddly enough later that day I shot my first turkey. It was a jake. I was not as in the know about turkey hunting as I am now so I was happy as [censored] to have gotten one. Didn't care that it was not a longbeard. LOL! at the time I didn't even know the term longbeard. Since that day I have spent probably a couple thousand dollars on this pursuit. now I got out in full camo, Camo turkey shotgun, vest, decoys, numerous calls, thermocell, etc.. The list goes on. I read every book and article I can and read turkey and turkey hunting magazine. I still hunt the same area. I just have to drive from Pittsburgh to do it. So I hope to get a chance to chat with a few of you here. Good luck this Spring season.
If it gobbles, runs on gas, or is married to you it will give you trouble!