I left my kid’s soccer practice early this past Saturday and boogied down to a small area in Northern Michigan. It was sunny and pretty windy, so I slowly walked the two-tracks Calling and listening.
After about 45 minutes of hearing nothing, I headed down a two-track back towards the car. The east side of the two-track was rolling hardwoods and the west side was shrubby pine plantation. I got a gobble up in the hardwoods so I dove into the pines. He came gobbling his head off and then went into a full strut once he hit the two-track. I kept purring and he strutted and gobbled the entire way down the two-track…until I whacked him at 4 yards!
Pretty lame photos..but all I had was my cell phone.
He had 8″ beard…decent spurs. I even found a Michigan morel mushroom on the way out to the car. What a great way to finish a great evening.
The Michigan spring turkey hunt wasn’t over
Then on Sunday afternoon I went hunting with my friend CT and his son Parker. We chased some birds on a large private tract again in Northern Michigan …but could not connect.
On our way home we looked down a huge power-line that crossed Michigan state land – and saw two big toms. We parked and then hiked up some rolling hardwoods towards the powerline. Parker sat next to me and CT was only 20 yards in front of us. Some soft calling and they came in gobbling!
Parker had a front row seat and was EXCITED to see the whole thing happen. It was a great hunt and a great thing to experience with a young, excited kid.