Don’t you just love when a great turkey hunting plan comes together even better than expected? Things get crazy in a hurry on this Wyoming turkey hunt, when the POSSE crew starts the day by calling in the whole flock they had roosted.
Have you ever called in an entire flock of turkeys fresh off the roost? Of course, that’s the plan for most of us who take the time and effort to roost birds. Once you have the birds pinpointed you know exactly where the next morning’s hunt will unfold. However, turkeys often have other ideas. Ambushing turkeys shortly after flydown, as many of us know, is not the cut-and-dried scenario it would seem.
But on this hunt, things are different. Shortly after flydown the POSSE crew begins sending out some sweet hen talk. And maybe the key, is that the hens were all about it. They began talking back immediately, and soon, were leading the big dominant gobbler to our crew. Almost as if they had read the script, the hens lead the stunning white-tipped Merriam’s gobbler into range. This hunt is a great example of why you should keep hammering on your calls when hunting big flocks, especially early in the spring. Activities of early season birds are almost always driven by the boss hen of the flock, so you typically need her buy-in to seal the deal on her gobbler(s).
Helping the situation was that the POSSE was running a single hen decoy. It was a Montana Decoy Miss Purrfect XD, a sweet packable hen decoy. It’s ultra-compact so that it takes up little space in your turkey vest, and is light enough to pack for miles. Add one of these to your turkey hunting arsenal and you’ll never be without a turkey decoy again.
If you're not already using a red-dot on your turkey gun, you're not maximizing your accuracy at short or long range. The Micro S-1 from Aimpoint is an ideal red-dot sight because it mounts directly on the vented rib of any shotgun.