“After sending you a handful of nice photos in 2010 and 2011 I got skunked in 2012. After a few weeks and poor decision making on a miss yesterday, this morning proved every bit as exciting as the last time!
This guy showed up on the opposite side of the field about 500 yards away at 6:15. He stood like a statue and gobbled for 40 minutes. I called at a medium volume a half a dozen time in the first 10 minutes and then just stayed quiet. At 5 minutes to 7:00 he put his head down and headed straight for me.
The valley topography would leave us unable to see each other until he crested the hill in range. When I guessed he was half way up the hill I purred and made soft clucks and “pits” He gobbled 8 times at about 40 yards and then crested the hill right in my scope at 30 yards. He put his head down and kept coming. 24 paces to my first gobbler in 2 years. Pulaski Co. 9 inch beard 1 1/4 spurs. ”
Congratulations, Jason, and smart tactics of shutting up and forcing him to commit! Hey, let’s get some more details on that rig you’re shooting.