Pushing the envelope on “the streak”

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Well, Jeff has still not killed a turkey. The season is about to close in Louisiana and I’ve been trying a little close to home here in Morehouse, but I haven’t had any luck. I had one that answered me 10-15 times the other morning, but he had so many hens with him he wouldn’t leave them.

I got him up about 75-80 yards away, but never got my eyes on him. Some folks are killing some good ones in Morehouse and Union and up in south Arkansas. We are starting to get more birds back, but the season is just so screwy this year. I may try to go again this week, or I may have to put my hopes on going back to Texas. We had several good trips cancelled because of the virus and so it’s been a tough year hunting wise.

I am going to do everything I can to keep the streak alive. I’ve gotten at least one gobbler every year for 45 years.

If they continue to open up Texas, weve got three more weeks out there and I feel good about scratching one up. The hens should be on the nest out there soon and leave the gobblers, so it looks like that may be my best shot.

I want to remind folks that we are open at Simmons. We’ve been open and folks are practicing social distancing. It’s important to look out for each other but you can come in and shop. We are an essential business. We’ve been open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., but we are going to add an hour and start opening at 9 a.m. this coming Friday.

Stay safe out there. If there is something we can help you with, let us know.

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