Tom wanted me to go to the Bowling Pin Match. But I had other ideas. Sorry Tom - best you go hide with your feathered friends because Spring Turkey Season is here!I heard the first reminder at work a couple of days ago. This is a place that is 97% men. Most of us are shooters and many are hunters. It was very early, about 5:30. No one appears to be in, though the lights come on automatically sometime in the wee hours. At my desk I hear it, the sound of a turkey. Quietly, from a small cubicle way back in the far corner of the facility where my closest friend at work has a desk. It's a tree call, a series of soft muffled yelps given by a roosted bird. Generally acknowledged as a call to communicate with others in a flock. I hear it again, followed by a soft clucking. He's got a mouth call. The office falls silent. He thinks he's alone. I call back, with a VERY loud duck call. I can hear the laughing. Time to make the coffee to share with our colleagues as they arrive. It was opening day in my flat and beautiful state. We might have to work but the weekend is ours.
This coming Week at the Range - Tomfoolery - Spring turkey hunting tips for beginners.
Update: At reader Bruce B's request - todays hunting recap !
The turkeys didn't cooperate but I managed to kill a box of freezer burned fish sticks.