We had an awesome weekend! We went fishing as a family Friday night and here is a pic of Skyler with one of the fish she caught. We also stayed in a cabin Friday night.
Paul and I went turkey hunting Sat morning. We heard 3 different gobblers and Paul brought every single one of them to within shooting range -- he is the man! Paul's turkey was a huge Tom w/ 1-1/2 inch spurs.
My bird is a jake but is what we are calling a "color-phase" turkey. You can see from the photos that his coloring is not like that of a typical turkey. We believe it is descended from a whitish/orangish hen that Paul spotted last year on this same property. We were both super excited to get to see this turkey...the fact that I was able to shoot it was even better!! This will most likely be my "once-in-a-lifetime" turkey as I have never seen anything like this in all my hours in the woods...I have to thank Paul for getting him in range after I had belly-crawled to the best position I could find, was still laying on my belly when he came in...what an exciting hunt I will never forget!!