Turkey season has been awesome this year. Lots of birds gobbling, and several have come to my calls, but not allowed a shot opportunity. Finally on Wednesday I managed to call in 3 beautiful Tom's and the one in the middle offered a shot at 20yds. I was fortunate to bring that great bird home - 22 lbs placed him at one of the larger birds I've ever shot. The family has enjoyed it!
I generally bone out wild turkeys. My wife has really wanted to pluck and roast one though... So I gave it a shot. Worked out well, and yes, it was as tasty as it looks! YUM! Plus the turkey omelet left overs today were great too!
Sorry, thinking about that really had me feeling frustrated, and I needed to take a few minutes to be on a stream, in the quiet, where the world is still seeming well. So for the first time this year, I visited one of my favorite streams. While I did an excellent job of "early releasing" so to speak, I still managed to bring a handful of brookies to hand. Most important, despite the drought last summer, there were a great number of brookies here and most, were very solid in size and tugged hard.
Streams are in great shape. The forests are coming to life. Enjoy them!