3rd gobbler down!

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Well went out and bagged my third gobbler, ending my turkey season pretty early. The morning started out exciting but cold as hell. I had hens yelping pretty aggressively and yelping back at me at a good rate. As every one knows, that drives gobblers nuts. Now the spot I been hunting has been getting pressured pretty good with at least 3 other regulars attempting to get this gobbler with a distinct short gobble. He has eluded me once where he came to about 20 yards behined me. I hunted this place at least 5 times and this morning he tried to do the same thing.... well he did do the same thing by coming into about 15 yards behind me. I could hear him strutting and drumming but cant move at all.

After he moves off, I get several other gobble from behind and this time I called in a couple of jakes and two hens. They hung around me at about 10 yards for about 15 minutes. After the small flock moved off, I started soft calling again and got the attention of another hen. She came in and hung around a bit and off she went. I gave thre yelps on my box call and off in the distance I got a short sharp gobble. I didnt think any thing by it and just sat there giving soft calls here and there. Not 10 minutes after the last gobble, I see a red head pop up out of the brush and out comes the majestic gobbler I been chasing since opening day. he see's my dekes and do a half ass strut and stat to walk off so I get into position as he goes behined a brush and give a sharp cutt to get him to stop. Right as he stops, I fire off a round and down he goes.

Final stat: 11inch beard, 1 1/16 inch spurs, and 21 pounds.
 

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Now I'm available to help other folks get their birds. I'm taking a first time turkey hunter out on Sunday but that's about t so far but in also going to go after the piggies until the foxtails are in full swing.
 

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Thanks guys! Looks like I'm now booked with first time hunters till the end of the season. I remember the days in the early 90's when SD turkey hunters were few and far between but I was able to hunt with a number of mentors back then and now I'm trying to do my part to give back. As fun and exciting it was to take the three gobblers, I get the most enjoyment seeing kids like Brandon hear their first gobbling turkey at o'dark thirty. I wish there were more people like Fred and Tracey who open their property up to our next generation of hunters. I hope both of my sons will one day become better hunters then me and maybe they will take me out hunting.
 

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Thanks! Took two newbies out today and called in a big bird. Unfortunately the gobbler hung up at 20 yards behind a pine tree with low hanging branches. All we saw was a long beard and heard him drum and spit. It was a great morning though, that bird gobbled all morning and even triple gobbled several times.
 

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