After loading up all our turkey hunting and personal stuff we said good-bye to out host and drove to Gregory, South Dakota. We rolled into Dave Keiser’s hunting headquarters mid afternoon on April 1. Dave greeted us and we took our gear into the lodge.
It doesn’t matter where you are, the day you arrive at a hunting camp everyone always talks and stays up later than they should. Of course we know better but it seems to happen every time anyway.
So we got to sleep late. When the alarm went off at 5:00-am it was a painful sound but the three of us got up and got ready. Jeff Quinn and Dave Keiser drove us out to our hunting spot.
This morning’s South Dakota sunrise was beautiful
So were the gobbles we heard ringing out from the trees along the ridge.
In short order the wild turkeys flew down from their roosts. They all landed and gathered up on the opposite side of the trees from us. And the gobblers got busy chasing the hens around.
Jeff Quinn took out his Double-K custom made box call. Jeff’s expert calling caught the attention of one of the gobblers and its head went up and it stared in our direction.
Jeff went to work and the interested gobbler stepped away from the group and walked over to the fields edge and ducked under the perimeter fence. Now he was on our side of the trees.