What’s the definition of “turkey madness”? In this case it means some amazing first-day success, with three fine Nebraska gobblers hitting the dirt by noon. Two gobblers come as part of an unlikely double, as the birds are surprised just over a steep creek bank. The range? A mere seven yards!
The third first-day gobbler comes courtesy of the group’s out-of-state first-timer. He scores on a hot solo strutter headed straight in to the calls and Montana Wiley Tom strutter decoy.
First day turkey success rarely comes easy, but this group of savvy turkey hunters makes it happen. Despite traveling from other states to arrive together in eastern Nebraska, the group has come prepared. They’re all packing smartphones holding HuntStand Pro subscriptions, and they instantly begin e-scouting the local terrain.
Sometimes, a little bit of luck can figure into the equation as well. With HuntStand pointing the way to a promising location, a chance encounter there helps fine-tune the strategy. Stopping to ask a local farmer for recent turkey intel proves fruitful. Turns out he spied a strutting gobbler just minutes earlier. Better yet, the sighting occurred just over a nearby hill.
Of course finding some turkeys to hunt is a huge part of first-day turkey success, but you’ve still got to close the deal. Hopefully you’re skilled in hen talk, and packing some potent turkey loads, to help seal the deal.