May 19, 2010 at 6:45pm
We set up on this turkey at 8:30 AM on 3/22/10. My buddy Steve Allemand from Katy Texas was doing the calling and the video. We heard the bird gobble a long way off. Steve continued to yelp with his box call. The 2nd time the bird gobbled, he sounded much closer and Steve said get ready he's coming. When the turkey stepped out on the sendero about 70 yards away, he went into a full strut as soon as he saw the decoy. As he proceeded toward the decoy, he looked magnificent as that bright Texas sun glowed on the irridescent colors of his feathers. As he strutted toward the decoy, I got ready. He walked up within 3 feet of the decoy and when he turned to his left away from the decoy, Steve softly yelped with his mouth call. When the bird stuck his head out, Steve said take him!! I hesitated about 4 seconds hoping he would gobble. When he didn't gobble, I pulled the trigger and he dropped in his tracks. This was a fantastic hunt and the first gobbler for me in 25 years.