Collin Stone, A Short Rainy Day in Turkey Heavan

by Collin Stone

Eastern Wild Turkey

Eastern Wild Turkey

It was the night before spring gobbler came in. It was raining out, and me and my older brother decided to see if we could put a gobbler in the roost. Finally, after 3 different spots, we got one to start gobbling back and we put him in the roost. We went home and got a good night's sleep.

We woke up a 6:15 and were out in our spot about 6:45. We were about 80 yards away from where he was roosting at, and it was still raining and thudering and lightning. He gobbled back a couple times, but not a lot; so we thought it was already with hens.

So we moved up. I spotted him and said, "Get down; there he is." We got down and got set up. He came around the bend and my brother said, "Shoot." And I did, and he was down.

He was my first turkey. When I grabbed him, I was shocked because he was way bigger than I could imagine. He had a 9-inch beard and had about a half-inch spur. We got him weighted, and he was 19 pounds. I was more exited than I ever was before at that point. And to top it off, I was out of the woods at 7:30. :)

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Mar 18, 2013
Where to find turkey
by: Brock

I'm coming to Tallahassee this week. Turkey are not gobbling on Eglin yet. Where is the best place near Tally? Aucilla or lower Appalachicola?

Mar 03, 2013
Great Story!
by: Kenny Presnell

Great story, Collin! A good example of how pre-planning the day before can result in a successful and exciting hunt. Thanks for your story submission.

Kenny Presnell

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