The need to change something so they just don’t know.

Here we go for the final season. I was asked by Dougy to come along and hopefully witness his first gobbler.
In the past years, the turkeys have made a humbled hunter out of him. Like I told him if you don’t get excited when you see a big or even a little gobbler you should stay home. I get excited when I see a hen coming in. The outdoors is just plain fun to get out there and enjoy it. Did I forget to mention that Doug had a very close encounter with a big TOM. I think he had it on the wall in his State turkey tail mount. They’re not down until there down and sometimes they don’t stay down. Happy hunting and good luck!

Thank you!


5 Responses to “The need to change something so they just don’t know.”

  1. D.A. May 27, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    The final season?? You retiring? Say it ain’t so.

  2. RAW June 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    Coming soon will be a true story about Dougy and his turkey. I think he has a full mount plaque ordered. I will have to explain what a good listener he is. Well except about the part that you should have a shell in the chamber. I think he wanted more drama.

  3. RAW June 13, 2012 at 11:36 am #

    Here we go it’s Dougy and RAW out in the woods the first morning. Well, somebody should have checked the sunrise chart. Ok we were a little later than we should have been.
    We finally got settled in and sure enough the Tom’s were not gobbling much but did respond to the calling. Then wow here he comes, it seemed that it was going to be a short hunt. Well the Tom held up at about 80 yards and wasn’t coming any closer. The State Turkey Tail Mount was to be empty after morning one.
    Morning two was better, got out real early and was hanging tight at my special corner.
    I had told Dougy that we wouldn’t call very much. It was still very dark and a Tom does this gargle gobble on the ridge about 80 or so yards away.That’s all we heard from him, but behind us there were two gobblers just a hammering away. I had called just once so they new we were there. Ya they were hammering away and ended up FAR AWAY. Well just then(thanks for the wind direction) three deer came out on the field about forty yards away. I looked at Dougy and said, deer on field maybe followed by Tom. No Tom followed but when the deer got to the edge of the field out pops the gargle Tom,100 yards out and very confident. A cocky Tom you might say.
    He went straight out and out of sight so we moved to the top of the hill so we could see him. He went out about 250 yards and gobbled once and started to come back the same way he went out. I mentioned to Dougy to not get to comfortable(he was) because we may have to move out quickly. I made a couple of calls and he like ignored it. Tom went out of sight for a bit and we are on the move to where he entered the field.
    Just about there I tried to look out to see where Tom was and couldn’t see him. At this time Dougy was to far ahead of me for contact so I went back to see where Tom went. I got to the hill and no Tom anywhere. Did we spook him in the move? NO, here he comes back from way over where we were sitting the day before. Tom is headed directly for me, where’s Dougy when I need him? Did he make it down by the open field? Is he watching his Tom head for me? Dougy has my trusty Super 90,his modified choke was stuck real good in his gun. What is he waiting for SHOOT! Do I take the chance and yell shoot? 47 yards Dougy SHOOT. All of a sudden I hear a click, then a shell injection to the chamber . The bird is looking at me. Why? Tom takes a few more steps, I’m going crazy,Dougy shoot. Then BANG the Tom drops like a rock. I still went running out because I no how Tom’s can be. Tom was down for the count. Congratulations Dougy
    Dougy is getting a Minnesota full turkey fan mount. I am proud to be able to make it for him.

    Randy RAW

    • D.A. June 13, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      Excellent!! Hemingway would be proud. A Pulitzer is waiting for you. I would like a small token (20%) of the film royalties.
      The reason I was resting, was that there was no need to expend any energy until the time was right.
      Excellent telling of a modern day adventure. The great hunting spirits stand in awe.

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