Hunting an Eastern gobbler in the hardwoods is a tactical chess match that demands your best calling and the perfect setup.
We just got back from our Spring Gobbler Hunt at Southern Va Outfitters. We had such a good time and Johnny, was an incredible guide. We got on gobblers both Saturday and Sunday morning. Saturday, I was up and first thing we had one gobbling off the roost. He was with some hens and we just couldn't connect with him then the weather turned horrible and we faced 40 mile per hour winds. We didn't give up and hunted the rest of the morning. We even got to do a little spot and stalking on another gobbler in the field, but we couldn't connect with him either.
Sunday morning, we got on another gobbler first thing. This gobbler was coming in perfectly, but as it turns out I was the camera man and I could not see the turkey. We learned a very valuable lesson... For anyone who is filming their hunts, make sure that your camera or camera person has the same line of sight as the shooter. We weren't set up like we should've been therefore Teddy didn't pull the trigger when he definitely could of. Lessons learned and God is still good! We had a blast though and the hospitality of Southern Va Outfitters was top notch and we hope to be back again very soon! Thanks again Johnny for your hospitality and putting us on turkeys both days!
Here is a little video to show how I am a wimp and can't hold my shotgun down when we were shooting..but I think I shot better then Teddy ;) Make sure to watch both videos completely through to see who is the better shot!