Opening Day of Alabama Turkey Season
Just wanted to give ya'll a quick update on my Alabama turkey season. Opening Day was March 15 and I found myself under a small pine tree at the edge of a greenfield just outside Greenville, Alabama. My incredibly understanding wife had recently purchased Pretty Boy and Pretty Girl for me at the urging of our local BPS rep. After watching the enclosed DVD, I quickly removed a fan I had mounted in my garage and adding it to my arsenal.
As the first light hit the field I let out a few quiet yelps on my box call without any response, so I just sat tight and waited for a litle more light. After I finally heard a distant gobbler awaken, I let out a few more yelps with a little more enthusiasm. Much to my delight I was met with a quick response at the far end of the plot that I was set up on. After a few more cuts and purrs, with the help of my Hen House slate, I heard the undeniable sound of my suitor pitching off of his roost to check out the local action. I lost sight of him for a few minutes and started to get concerned, so I let out one more meek yelp which elicited an immediate and VERY close response. I watched him work the edge of the greenfield with a constant bead on Pretty Boy. He passed to within about 10 feet of me without ever noticing me!!. Of course my gun was at my side and I couldn't move. He worked his way into the field and proceeded to go into full strut and circle the decoys. I felt like I was watching the darn DVD again!! Needless to say when he turned away from me, I raised my 12g Berreta and let him have it. One in the bag and it's only 6:50am of opening morning.
Well, I didn't hear another bird all day and the next morning the wind was blowing 20mph. I tried in the morning, but at noon I went to a friend of mines in Excel, Alabama to try my luck. I sat on a trail that afternoon with Pretty Boy and Pretty Girl set off to my left. After about 2 1/2 hours a lonesome gobler made his way down the road and caught a glimpse of Pretty Boy, that was all she wrote and I bagged my second gobbler in two days!! That's usually a whole season of work for me.
I can't begin to tell you how impressed I am with this product, it actually works as advertised!! I realize this e-mail is a bit longwinded, but I hope you enjoyed it. I can't wait for this weekend when I try on my farm in Florida.