By Marti Davis
This past weeekend was the Missouri youth turkey season. Took Brandon, my
8 yr-old nephew, and Matt, my brother, to one of my spots. A storm rolled thru about 2-3am and the birds were awake and already gobbling from the roost as we were sneaking in. We set the Carry-Lite HD decoys about 10 yards in front of the shooting house.
The Knight & Hale White Liar, Glass Hammer and Prosecutor mouth calls must have had the right sounds to them. We had probably 9 or 10 birds gobbling all around us. Brandon saw the first long-beard on the ground about 125 yards out in front of us at the far end of the field.
Two jakes came right into the decoys and 7 long-beards with 7 or 8 hens were struting around at the far end of the field. I told Brandon if he wanted to shoot one of the jakes to go ahead. Those jakes walked around the decoys like they were attached to one another for 10 minutes. Brandon just kept the gun barrel pointed at them, waiting for us to say "shoot!" Finally, the front jake lowered his head and the back jake held his head up high and I told him, "shoot...SHOOT!" Brandon and the Winchested Xtended range 20 gauge #5's did their job!
I even got it on video for the rest of the family to watch!