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Sensational strutter

Tom turkey is a sight to behold

May 10, 2014
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

HUNTING a wild turkey never comes easy. It takes a lot of work and time to try to be in the right place at the right time. And then one must add in copious amounts of patience. Learning how to wait and wait and wait some more, all the time remaining still and unobserved will test the hunter's mental capabilities. In the past, I've had turkeys wander close by and present close bow shots. That happened twice for me while spring turkey hunting at the Arney Bend Wildlife Area more than a decade ago. In each of those two times, a tom came within 5 yards of the blind. My arrow struck true. I carried a 20 pound tom out of the forest each time.

 
 
 

 

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