Big Turkey

By GrowingDeer,

  Filed under: Hunting Blog

Scott Reynolds & Grant Woods with a big 2 yr old Ozark turkeyMy friend, Scott Reynolds, and I went turkey hunting this morning.  This is the 23rd year that we’ve turkey hunted together — no missed seasons!  The morning was misty and cloudy.  After we got set up we heard a bird gobbling off of the roost 400 yards away. We held our ground and about an hour later the bird made it to us.  Scott was on him, but I couldn’t get a good view of the shot with the camera because of our position in the ground blind.  The gobbler walked off twice while we waited for a good shot, for Scott and the camera.  The third time was a charm and Scott had a 2 year old turkey: 20.6 lbs, 9 ½’ beard, 13/16” spurs.  This is a big 2 year old for the Ozarks.  Once again, another indicator that the habitat work here pays off at hunting time!  Tomorrow it is my turn.  Scott will be filming and I’ll be taking a new Matthews Z7 out.

Growing Deer (and turkeys) together,