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It was the second day of season and we were hunting a huge piece of timber full of valleys and deep hollows with a few smaller fields mixed in.

We started out at daylight close to where we thought the birds would be roosted. Ended up there was none gobbling on the 300 acres I could hunt. They were roosted about 300 yds off the farthest corner of the farm. I knew there was no way we could get very close to them before they flew down.

I decided that we would just slip down in the huge hollow and hike our way to the top of the other side up onto to the big ridges where I figured they would end up later in the morning. I called here and there trying to act like a hen working toward them. Things went dead silent after flydown time and we were getting no response to my calling efforts. I told Kenny I dont think they will answer untill we get up top.

Soon as we finally got to the top a hour after daylight I got them to answer me about 350yds away. I gradually got the turkeys fired up and after about 15 minutes I was able to pull the birds onto the property I could hunt. These were shy gobblers being real close to public hunting land so I knew they wouldnt hang out long and boy was I right. As soon as they popped up over the ridge onto the flat we had about two minutes to get them within range and on film. Finally i was able to shoot at one that was leaving !kenny had him in view and the rest is history. It was a classic big woods turkey hunt. The footage turned out great for such shy birds.
Ben