If your goal is getting in front of a couple opening-week Minnesota gobblers, you’d best be prepared for the cold. As in, really cold. Snowstorms? Very possible. Temps in the twenties or thirties in mid April? Also possible. Maybe even probable. Hey, it’s Minnesota.
If you’re looking to add even more spice to your early Minnesota turkey hunt, how about a frigid tent camp? That was the thought for these hardcore members of the HuntStand Posse. Rest assured the evening campfire was much more than a pleasant diversion. The welcome heat became a functional necessity. And then, another challenge. With Posse member Jake Dahlke expected back at work by late morning, his final dawn takes on new meaning.
For some added inspiration, Josh and Jake call in Noah, who scored earlier with an opening day gobbler. Noah’s plan to head to a certain turkey-rich river valley held great promise.
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The trio’s setup is a good one, and soon three regal gobblers drift in, trailing a hen. Suddenly, our crew bags a double. Was it meant to be? For Jake, the timing couldn’t have been more ideal. Opening week Minnesota gobblers can certainly be unpredictable, but it’s beautiful when it all comes together.