Getting The Point

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Afternoon Bowhunt: I arrived at the Point at 3:00pm and switched the SpyPoint game camera’s SD card with a blank one. When I stood up I noticed the sun shining off the back of what could be a wild turkey that was about 100 yards away. Unfortunately, it was a wild turkey with a red head … and it made a sharp turn to it’s right.

Not quite quick enough, I got out of sight and then got inside my Double Bull in the Sky ground blind.

Double Bull In The Sky is a ground blind mounted up in some cedar trees.
Double Bull In The Sky is a ground blind mounted up in some cedar trees.

After 4:30 I noticed black shapes in the trees. It was several wild turkeys and they were coming in my direction, and they all appeared to be gobblers. I got my camera going and zoomed in a little on the leading ones.

And, in the excitement of the moment, I couldn’t resist taking another pic of one of the gobblers.

Wild Turkey Gobbler coming toward my Double Bull in the Sky blind.
Wild Turkey Gobbler coming toward my Double Bull in the Sky blind.

Hurriedly, I stuck my camera in my jacket pocket and hooked my Fletch Hook on my string loop. There is an opening in the fence that the wild turkeys usually use here.  But these gobblers walked right on by it. That meant they were going to walk right by, and past me.

I had to get it in gear or they would be by me before I could shoot. I drew and moved my pin on the leader and took my shot.

The gobblers retreated and took to the air. But my gobbler hopped into the air and flew over the fence and landed 8 yards from me. I nocked another arrow.

The gobbler walked a short distance and I lost track of him in a clump of brush along the fence. I kept my eye out for more movement but didn’t notice any. It got dark in an hour and I got down and went to my arrow.

It was clean, no feather stuff, no blood, no nothing except shaft, broadhead and feathers.

I made a clean miss.

But I checked the clump of brush anyway. No surprises there.

Tomorrow is another day in the deer and wild turkey woods.

 


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