sdkidaho Posted January 26, 2006 Share Posted January 26, 2006 This will be my fourth season hunting turkeys, and as to this date, I've never harvested one. My first year my dad and I went to Custer, S.D., and stayed with a buddy of my dads. It was a very exciting hunt, and is definitely what got me hooked. We never got close enough to take a shot, but it was a very memorable trip. My second year hunting dad and I again returned to Custer, S.D., where we hooked up with that same friend of dads. He had to work so we spent most of our time hunting alone, and again we were not successful in harvesting any birds. It was still a blast. We called a lot of birds, and hiked through some very beautiful country in the Black Hills. My third year was last year, and I was lucky enough to draw in my area, so I could hunt right around where I live. I spent a lot of time out there, whenever I could, hunting that elusive bird. I had some great times calling them, and even seeing some, but none close enough to shoot. This year is my fourth year. I've put in for the hunt, but won't know for a while if I've drawn or not. The next closest turkey hunting area that doesn't require a controlled hunt permit is a three hour drive away, and unfortunately that's far enough that I can't get away too easily to go scout it, so I'm really hoping to draw again. I "really" enjoy hunting them. I don't hunt big game any more, and I guess calling the toms and having them gobble back just brings back memories of bugling elk - except it'll be a lot less work to have a dead turkey to haul out versus a bull elk. It must be fun, else why would I keep doing it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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