We had a really good time hunting turkeys out in Texas last week. It wasn’t perfect, but we had a great time. We had some good hunts, but some were pretty tough. The turkeys are still pretty henned up out there, just like everywhere else. So they were tough at times. The limit is four per hunter and we brought home a good bunch. Lindsey and Hunter each killed three and a friend of Hunter’s killed three. I took two turkeys, but spent most of my time guiding.
We did have something happen that I’ve never seen before. Lindsey and I were hunting and two gobblers came from way off, so far that we could barely hear them. They finally came across a 500-yard opening, stopping every once in a while to gobble. Then they’d take off running right toward us again. The got to within 20 steps and stopped. She shot the biggest one on the left and the other one just spun around trying to figure out what was going on. Then she shot him, too. We were giving each other high fives and enjoying the moment when a fox slipped out of the bushes and grabbed one of the turkeys that was still flopping around. I couldn’t believe it. I started telling her to shoot the fox because he was going to get her turkey. She shot and scared him off and we retrieved the birds. That was one brave or hungry fox. I’ve never seen or heard of a predator doing that, especially right after two shotgun blasts!
The weather was really cold out there. It was 36 degrees one morning and 36 degrees with a 20 MPH wind another one. It’s got the turkeys behind. I’m hearing the same thing from everywhere else around the south. It’s going to get better later.
Have fun out there and be safe.