It was our last few days we had to Turkey hunt, so we decided to go to our traditional turkey hunting spot for the weekend. We chased after a few turkeys Saturday morning, but they were so flighty we couldn't get close enough to get a good shot. Saturday afternoon rolled around and we were starting to worry about our chances of shooting a nice tom.
Spotting a Tom
Later that afternoon we spotted a tom with a couple hens down by the river. They spotted us at the same time we saw them, so they put their heads down and headed up the river. We made a quick game plan and decided I'd head up above them and try to cut them off. After the first knoll, I could stay hidden behind I started down toward the turkeys. I saw one of the hens coming my way, so I sat down on the backside of the knoll.
Thanks to my Skre Gear camo they had no idea I was there. The first two hens walked right in front of me, and then the redhead started walking my way. I sat silently waiting for him to get close enough for me to take the shot. Finally, after a few minutes, he came close enough to me to get a clean shot. I put my sights right on his head and pulled the trigger. I knew I had hit him when he started doing the "funky chicken" down the hill. I can truly contribute the success of this hunt to my Skre Gear for keeping me hidden, warm, and comfortable.
- Josh Allsop