May first found me in Cherry Creek, NY gathering some fly tying material. Ben, Jim and I hunted for four days in the rain to take these fine gobblers. I have plenty of tail feathers and secondary turkey rounds now, as I need to tie some more Korn's WH Turkey Tail Nymphs......
|May 2nd ~ I took this gobbler with a Mossberg 12 ga. and Remington 3 1/2 inch mag.'s #5 shot @ 30 yards.|
After taking the first bird I switched to my Grandfather's old Remington Sportsman in 16 gauge you don't see many of those these days. I can remember my Grandfather using it to knock down a deer with a single shot one day as I stood by his side in Hemlock, NY many, many years ago when I was just 12 years old. He shot a lot of deer and small game with this gun and it did a fine job for me too on this, my second gobbler...
|Grandpa's Remington and a wet turkey.|
|May 4th ~ "Grandpa's Turkey".... taken at 17 yards with #5 shot...|
My buddy Ben and his Cherry Creek gobbler also taken on May 4th.
|Ben and I with our gobblers...|