Osceola Turkey

13 04 2012

This post originally appeared as part of the Ladies in Camo Field Journal:

The turkeys in Florida are like a lot of the country’s birds, ahead of schedule. The birds are just not acting and reacting like normal. We had a couple of gobblers answering us yesterday, but none really interested. Today, the weather was a lot cooler, but we had dense smoke from a controlled fire covering our whole hunting area. The smoke made it difficult to breath, and everyone left with stinging runny eyes, and a rawness in our throats. Those poor animals have no relief from it.

Dale had a gobbler hang up at 200 yards. Maybe tomorrow for him.

I managed to get a shot on a young bird, this was my first Osceola Turkey! He came into my line of sight, making a beeline for the decoy.

Diane's first Osceola Tureky

Tomorrow I will be sitting in a stand that has had some hog activity recently. Hopefully the smoke clears and the air is once again clean. Make sure everyday you “love the life you live”!

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13 04 2012
Sue Tabor

nice bird! I found the Osceola to be the toughest wild turkey species to hunt. They don’t seem to be quite as vocal as our Easterns. Like you, I had one come running over to my call from 300 yards away. He was with one hen. The call got his attention, but I believe it was the hen and jake decoys that got him excited. I don’t use decoys a lot, but in this case, I think they did the trick.
Nice job!

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