Hunter hunting along a marsh

Hunter Damske

Information

  • Date Taken: 04/25/2022
  • Time Of Day: Evening
  • Method: Shotgun
  • County: Iron County
  • Property: Private
  • Type of Photo: Turkey

After a sad miss this morning on a beautiful tom, we decided to call it for the morning and come back for an evening sit, well the turkey gods didn’t disappoint. Looked up to scan the field and I saw 5 hens pop out, clucked at them a few time and then we heard HIM gobble, IT WAS GAME ON FROM THERE!

He popped out of the field line and saw the 2 decoys, he came CHARGING IN HOT!

I got my gun up, got him in my sights and I let them pellets fly.

First shot startled him, peppered him a little, quick reload, and lined his head up and let the second shot fly, he DROPPED!

My nerves went everywhere, happy, sad, excited, and a little disbelief.

I JUST SHOT MY FIRST TURKEY!