I have killed at least one turkey, usually several, every year for the past 45 years. This year, it wasn’t looking good. With limited hunting around home and several trips to places like Missouri, Georgia and New Mexico cancelled because of the Covid pandemic, I was about to run out of chances.
A friend and I got to go to Texas for the last few days of the season there. He did better than me. He killed three (the limit there is four per hunter), but I was still blank. Then, in the last hour of the last day, I had one gobble twice, called him up and got him.
The streak didn’t get broken. It was a bit crazy because we were basically deer hunting for turkeys. We had to set up and let them come to watering holes or their regular stomping grounds. They weren’t gobbling much. They were just wandering around, kind of like in the wintertime.
In fact, there weren’t a lot of gobblers, but Texas is loaded with jakes. Next year should be fabulous out there. We would see 60-70 in a bunch and then 50 in a bunch. They were everywhere. I told the kids next year they will be so thick we will have to hunt with slingshots to make it fair.
I hope you had a good season. I know things were kind of restricted and it was a strange year. We’re gearing up for plenty of shooting sports and the coming Fall seasons. It won’t be long until it’s time to get in gear to prepare for them. If there’s anything you need, let us know. We’ll be glad to help. Thanks for your support of Simmons’ Sporting Goods. We appreciate your business.