First Turkey

So last weekend was opening weekend for turkey season, so my good friend Joe and I decided to go down to Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area near Holopaw Florida to try to hunt turkeys on public land. Now I have only turkey hunted a couple of times in my whole life, and I don’t really know much about it. However, over the past six months or so I’ve been practicing my calls, asking experienced hunters for advice, and researching online to try to learn all I can about it so that I could get my first turkey. So we got to Bull Creek on friday night to camp out, and get ready for saturday morning which is when the legal hunting season for turkeys started. We met a few other friends down there and we talked around the campfire and strategized for the upcoming hunt.
Saturday morning came, and I got to my spot around 5:30 AM. As I waited for the sun to start coming up, I started hearing turkeys gobble everywhere. I used my mouth call to try to get one to gobble and come over to me but nothing I did seemed to work. After about an hour and a half I tried calling slightly differently and I finally got one to gobble at me, but he didn’t come my way.
Sunday morning I went to the same spot, and tried the same call that made the turkey gobble the day before. He gobbled again, and again, and again. Finally, he flew down from the roost straight to me, and I shot him right when he landed. It was an exciting hunt and a great experience for me as I got my first turkey.

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