David Krauskopf drove us to the area John Hamlett wanted us to hunt. It was indeed an interesting place. We stopped on a hill overlooking a winding creek with water in it.
Online Bowhunt video of Fred Lutger on Hunt #1 in Texas at Big Johnson Outfitters in Texas. And here comes a big Rio Grande Longbeard gobbler.
We hunt a little longer and Fred Lutger calls up a Kent Daddy Rio Grande longbeard. And things get real interesting, real fast. We got it on video too.
I picked Fred Lutger up at the DFW Airport and we drove to Big Johnson Outfitters in West Texas. Fred has the Osceola, Eastern and a Merriam’s. Now we’re in Rio Grande land.
The heavy cloud cover broke up and the sky brightened. So did the view around us. Before long, without making a sound, a small group of wild turkeys came over the top of the hill and ambled down in our direction. Soon they were down on our level Then, without warning, a closed mouthed longbeard […]
Soon gobbles and yelps rang out from the roost area to the north. Hunting this hill is always an unknown. If the wild turkeys leave the roost and travel this way it can be great.
I got the video on him and Collin drew. The gobbler was 15 yards away but too many wild turkeys were around the gobbler and Collin had to hold up.
Collin and I returned to the hill for the morning hunt and moved the ground blind down on a flat near a gate that is currently open. It was plenty frosty out there in the turkey woods this morning.
Daylight changed the snow from gray to white. It was freezing. We didn’t see anything for 2 hours. Things looked grim. But that was gonna change.
After coffee and breakfast the landowner drove us out to the blind. With the wind chill it was in the teens … but we were there … the turkeys were there … we might as well try to hook up. This morning was foggy and snowy. Just the kind where you’d think wild turkeys would […]
This morning we returned to the hill. The gobblers did not. So when we broke for lunch and Fred came in with his 3rd gobbler he suggested we hunt at his new spot. I know a good idea when I hear one and after lunch the landowner drove us out to it. Our first visitor […]
My bow set down quickly and easily, as well as upright and ready to shoot, because of the Bowstix support on the bow from WannaBOutdoors. It’s a real plus in a ground blind, where you ordinarily do not have a way to keep your bow ready for action. As Collin got ready I turned on the video […]
We decided to hunt the hill. Snow and bone-chilling cold made Collin and I move to get out of the high winds. It’s my turn to shoot. And I do…
After lunch we decided to put a Double Bull on the hill top overlooking the picked corn fields. I’ve hunted here in past years and had some gobbler luck, plus this morning dozens of wild turkeys went there as they headed out to their day’s happenings. We set up the Primos Dark Horse ground blind […]
Without warning a bunch of wild turkeys hush mouthed their way through the trees to our left and walked into view. Another 30 seconds later and they would have seen us folding the blind up to move it.
We zoomed through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas into Nebraska. Collin Cottrell and I stopped at the Lincoln, NE airport to pick up Fred Lutger. Then we drove another 6 hours to a friend’s ranch and unloaded our hunting gear. Then we ate supper and talked longer than we should have, considering how early we had […]
Dave Keiser is humerous, entertaining, and one of the best wild turkey guides in the USA. Dave specializes in wild turkey hunts for us bowhunters. We get out the video camera and Dave tells us all about his Double K Guide Service. To the Dave Keiser Video Interview.
This was it. The absolute last hunt in South Dakota. At daylight we were above the Missouri River in my Double Bull. There was good news, the wind was light … and I heard yelps and gobbles. So they would hear me too. Across the Cooley, on a ridge 600 hundred yards away, the yelpers […]
When Dave Keiser told me I was returning to the Farm we set up on yesterday I was glad, because I really wanted to give it another shot. Tanner drove Collin and me to the area. We followed him to the bottom of the hill where we got busted and set up the blind and […]
Tanner Feyereisen picked us up at Double K Guides headquarters. We made the obligatory stop at Mr G’s for some of their hot from the oven sweet rolls. Thirty minutes later he set up and put Fred and myself in two separate blinds. We were on a hill 800 yards above the Missouri River. Boy was it […]
The second gobble was noticeably closer. Once we could see him, we knew the tom was interested. He strutted up and showed his impressive profile. And came closer.
The gobbler stopped at the edge of the trees and looked things over. Jef’f’s yelps, cuts and clucks added incitement to the visual offerings.
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 […]
We’ve been without an internet connection in Nebraska. We will get you updated on on Nebraska adventure right away and keep you updated in SD.
I walked to where I had last seen the longbeard. Collin spoke out, “Robert, look at your arrow.” When I got over to him I saw my arrow. Yikes.
We heard distant gobbles to the north and west of us. I called on them to keep them gobbling and they worked their way closer and closer.
Collin and I met Troy Simpson near the place we hunted the first morning and made plans for the morning hunt. We went down the road by the finger of water and set up and Troy and his two sons went somewhere new. It was a very nice morning in the Alabama turkey woods but […]
Sebastien and I alternated calling every couple hundred yards. We walked the first road to the end and took a left and walked that one to the next road.
We met Troy Simpson and his sons and he took us to the hunting area where we had been this morning. Our map showed a woods road that ran parallel to the long finger of water I mentioned before. Collin and I followed the road to the end and then waited an hour and listened for gobbler or hen yelps.
I pointed the BowMobile toward Alabama when we left Florida last week. A Facebook friend, Shane Simpson, invited Collin and I to hunt gobblers at Fort Benning on the Alabama side. We met Shane’s brother Troy and his two sons, Dylan and Sebastian, and they took us to the base hunt headquarters to get the […]