Ron Wright of Bedford is one of those guys contributing what has been a strong spring gobbler season to this point. (Through the first two weekends the check-in totals are running 16 percent ahead of last year.)
Here’s what Wright had to say about how he got these two birds:
“On Opening day I was hunting on our family farm in Bedford County. I was set up on 3 gobblers and 5 hens I had roosted Friday evening. Thirty minutes after they left the roost I had a 22 lb gobbler on the ground. It was a great way to start the season, and it wasn’t even 7:00 AM yet.
On Tuesday the 16th it was a little wet to say the least, but at 6:37 AM, my second gobbler was on the ground. I had two gobblers roosted about 75 yards away. I gave them a little sweet talk and both birds pitched off the roost and actually landed within 35 yards of my setup. Needless to say, I didn’t give him a chance to get any closer, and another Bedford County gobbler had my tag on him.
Two days and two birds, 2013 is starting out to be a turkeys hunter’s dream season. I wish I could report that the third morning led to my last tag being filled, but Friday the 19th, ended windy and rainy as I left the woods at mid morning without evening hearing a single gobble.”
Three for three would have been something, but I have a feeling Ron won’t have that third tag for long!