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March 26: Jeff Lindsey

Spring is here and that can only mean one thing, time to bust some turkey heads! Turkey season started a week later in GA this year, giving the gobblers more time to breed but this also meant they would probably be henned up a little more on opening day. Me and my dad decided to split up this year and we each headed our own way, me and bobby got on 3 gobbling toms right off the roost and finally coaxed them into our setup but they hung up on the field edge. We covered a lot of ground the rest of the morning trying to fire one up but they just weren’t gobbling in the humid, cloudy weather we were having. We decided to take a break from the woods and get some work done around the farm but threw our turkey gear in the truck just in case we ran upon some birds and needed to take care of business.

We were going from field to field mapping out some new plots when I stopped short of a big green field that was created a couple of years ago due to a timber loading dock. As I eased down the road to check the field, I noticed a bird strutting and what looked to be one hen. We decided to circle around on the birds and try to call them off the hens. However, when we got to the other side of the field we could see there were 3 gobblers but they were already leaving the field. We scrambled around to get set up and I started calling. After a few minutes the lead bird came off the hill and strutted right into our mouse trap. I filled his head with #6’s and I had my first tom of the year. It’s a great feeling to get that first bird under your belt and the monkey off your back!