This is not the greatest hero shot, and part of the blame is on the conditions. Jeff Matteson, who lives and was hunting in Rockbridge County, killed this bird o about as early as they can be killed (6:15 a.m.), so picture-taking light was not ideal. Here’s the story of the May 5 hunt:
“There were 2 gobblers and a hen. My cousin Mike called a couple of times and did his fly down sound with his hat. Saw this one fly down 25 yards in front of me. He circled around to my right and I shot him at 15 yards. 19 ½ pounds, 10 ¼ inch beard, and 1 ¼ inch spurs.”
Short and to the point! Congrats to Jeff and Mike on their quick, exciting hunt!
How is the hunting going for the rest of you?