April 09 at 3:32pm
Brought my son on his 1st official turkey hunt and we weren't in the ground blind 20 minutes and had one gobble within a hundred yards of us. I grabbed my trusty Flextone thunder yelper and let out 2 loud series of hen calls before they come out the roost. Both times he gobbled but after the second one we heard him fly down then another right after. I waited a few minutes then let a light cluck and a purr on my new Gentleman Jack Boogie Man slate call I bought from the Sportsman's show in Gonzales and he gobbled right behind me and a minute later was on my decoys with another Tom about the same size. My son got steady on the left bird as I settled in on the right bird and when I got to the count of 3 we both dropped them in their tracks. Best hunt I had in a long time and now my son is hooked forever. I told him that was a once in a life time hunt that it is usually never this easy to bring them in like that and he would more than likely go along time before he ever gets that opportunity again. My Tom had a 91/2' beard with around 3/4 spurs and was a whopping 23 pounds and my sons had a 9' beard with only 1- 1/2 spur and weighed in at 20 pounds.