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I didn't hunt much as a kid and really got into it in my late 20's when my Dad took up a land lease with some of his buddies at work. About 5 years ago, we bought our own land in Elk Creek and took up hunting down there whenever we could. Turkey never crossed my mind until last year when a small group of Toms crossed my path. I never had a shot in range with my bow, but I was excited to learn more about them. This past winter I picked up a few diaphragm calls and watched a ton of videos to pre-game a bit. My buddy who is new to hunting was interested in going down with me, so we did for a couple days at the opening of the season. We had a couple gobblers responding but did not succeed.

Fast forward to this past weekend and I was able to get back out in the woods by myself. Heard some gobblers on Saturday and tried to sneak in close but got busted so I spent the afternoon fishing and hiking for mushrooms. Sunday I was determined. I setup a ground blind Saturday night on the edge of a field close to where I've always heard them roosting. I was disciplined with my calling this time and never second guessed my setup. I got my first response around 8am and by 9:20 he was dead. One of the most satisfying hunts of my life. I'm hooked.

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Congrats. Great hunt. 🦃
 
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That is awesome!! Well done, way to practice up and take to the birds! When the birds are gobbling there isn't nuch better times out in the woods, IMO!
 

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It’s a lot of fun when they work like that... congrats.
 

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Congrats TexasCountyMoHunter! Turkey hunting is a good thing to get hooked on. Pun intended. (y)
 
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