Monday, April 25, 2016
This weekend Jake and I went turkey hunting again. I already killed my turkey so it was his turn to kill one. Saturday morning we went to his property and heard a lot of birds gobbling but they would not come to us because they were already with hens. We decided to try and put a stalk on the birds to see if we could get close enough to kill them. We chased birds all morning trying to kill one. Around 10:30 we saw a group of long beards in the middle of a field. We tried to get close enough to shoot them but we could not get close enough because we didn't have any cover. The next day we went to the first spot and we heard a lot of birds but they would not get close enough to shoot them. Around 8 we decide to cross the creek and look for mushrooms. Whenever we got to the spot i wanted to mushroom hunt turkeys started to gobble so we were getting setup and I saw a turkey so I told Jake to come by me and he did and killed a nice long beard then we went and found a lot of mushrooms. This hunt was on of the most memorable hunt I have been on.
Monday, April 11, 2016
The first weekend of spring break I went on a hog hunt in the upper peninsula of Michigan. I went with Adam and Scott when we got there they had about 6 inches of snow on the ground which made it a lot easier to see the boars. I was really excited because I have always wanted to go on a hog hunt and I finally got the chance to go. The hogs were pure bred Russian boars. Adam and Scott let me be the first one to kill a boar. We started chasing a group of boars and I finally got a shot at one about 30 yards away. After I shot my hog ran away but another came right at us and Adam killed it. Adam and I both killed our hogs on the first day. The next day we found a really big boar and started stalking it so Scott could kill it. Scott finally got a shot and he made a perfect shot and the hog died 15 yards away. All together it was an amazing hunt and I hope I get the chance to go back. On of the guys that helped us was talking about deer hunting and how small the deer are up there so I am hoping he will be able to come down and hunt deer with me this year.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
I was disappointed because I did not receive my land owner turkey tags this year so I only had two days to turkey hunt. Since I only had two days to hunt I knew I had to hunt hard and do my best to kill a bird. The first day I went hunting with Jake and the birds started gobbling and we got excited that we might get one. This was the first year that I tried calling in a bird without an adult I was nerves I was going to mess up. After I started calling the birds kept gobbling at us then they quit gobbling for awhile. After about 10 minutes I turned around and there were 5 Jakes (young male turkeys) behind us. We turned around but we were not able to get a good shot at them. When they left we hunted for the rest of the day and we saw a lot of birds but we were not able to kill one. The next day Jake and I went to the same spot in the morning. There were not as many birds gobbling but we still thought we would have a chance of killing one. We heard a bird a couple ridges away so I started trying to call him in we could tell that he was getting closer. When we finally saw him he was coming through the woods in full strut. He finally got within range so we were waiting for him to give us a good shot through the trees. When he finally gave us a shot I shot first then Jake shot to make sure he would not get away. I was so excited I had killed a turkey it was not he biggest bird it had a 5 inch beard but it was the first bird I have ever called in by myself and it was awesome.