My Son (Toxie IV), my Dad (Toxie Jr.), and I (Toxie III) went on our annual spring turkey hunt to the Whitehead farm in North Central Mississippi. Tad always has a fun time because he can act like a country boy. He fishes, drives golf carts, 4 wheelers, shoots guns, etc…
The first morning of our hunt, we decided to setup in a three way intersection on top of a hill. I had killed 2 turkeys there the previous year. Sure enough, at daybreak, a couple of turkeys started to gobble. They were a little farther than I would have liked but we decided to stay put in our setup. We started to call and eventually we got one to start coming. Now Tad was the shooter with my Dad backing him up and I was running the camera. The turkey started coming into the right down the road out of our sight. He gobbled once and then he would drum. I was the only one hearing him drumming, which told me he was getting closer.
We called to him one more time and he committed to coming in, as shown on the video. He came right up to our Hazel Creek decoys. My son got excited and rushed his shot shooting over the bird. My Dad followed up with two quick shots as the bird was running away and he rolled him with his second shot. Tad was mad but understood what he had done wrong.
I would have liked to have gotten a little more video of the turkey interacting with the decoys but this is one of those hunts we all will remember forever.
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