That’s not a typo…I spent the First Day of the 2005 Spring Gobbler season with a good hunting buddy. We got soaked! It rained the whole morning.
Well, we didn’t get the ol’ Tom, but I did shoot my first coyote! And I called it in with a hen yelp from about 250 yards, into shotgun range.
Imagine that, using a mouth call to hunt turkeys, and a coyote is hungry enough to come right in for a snack.
The weather was the worse I can remember for the first day. We did hear some gobblers, but we also heard 13 shots around us. The geese made a complete racket; it was all we could do to concentrate and listen for a gobbler. Though a few sounded off, none wanted to make it with our decoys. So the turkeys will live to see another…the coyote won’t.