Thursday, May 12, 2011
One that got away
Here's a trail camera picture of a Big'ol Iowa eastern gobbler that I battled with for 2 hours. We roosted him, called to him in a creek bottom, and finally got him to come up the ridge on to the logging road after 2 hours of calling back and forth. I tried the silent treatment 3 times and it finally worked. He crested the ridge and stayed 70 yards out, walking right in front of the trail camera gobbling. He stayed there for 15 minutes gobbling like mad until 2 jakes came running down the logging road and began a 2 on 1 all out turkey fight. The 2 jakes drove off the long beard and we never saw him again.