Date: Saturday, April 9

Time: 6:35 a.m.

Location: Southeast Colorado

Weather Conditions: Very little wind. A perfect crisp, clear spring morning.

I’ve always been a believer that the harder you work at something, the greater the reward will be. For the past week, as those that follow this blog know, I’ve been scouting and running game cameras here in my home state of Colorado. I also make it a point to shoot every single day of the year and keep myself in top physical shape. It’s just what I do, and it seems the harder I work, the greater my success.

This morning, while tucked into a Primos Double Bull (www.primos.com) blind with my good friend Jason Weaver, the good Lord shined on us and all the stars aligned. Shortly after the lone tom we had roosted the previous evening pitched pitched down, I got on him with my MAD (www.flambeauoutdoors.com) Billy Yargus Signature Series Final Touch Call. The lone gobbler couldn’t resist. With the video camera rolling, we watched with excitement as the bird came in full strut across the adjacent field, ducked under a barbed-wire fence and then spit-and-drummed his way into the Avian-X (www.avian-x.com) Lookout Hen, Quarter Strut Jake and Laydown Hen. That decoy combination is magic.

I rushed the first shot and sent my Carbon Express (www.carbonexpressarrows.com) Maxima RED tipped with a Wac ‘Em (www.wacemarchery.com) Expandable 2-Blade just over his back. Not sure what happened, the tom walked off just a bit and then returned in full-strut mode to inspect the setup once again. This time my arrow was true, and I watched with pure joy as my red Nockturnal (www.nockturnal.com) lit up the morning. It was an amazing hunt with a wonderful friend. Stay tuned to www.grandviewoutdoors.com for the full video, and stay with me as I head to Oklahoma in the coming days. I will keep you all posted right here at LIFE OF A BOWHUNTER!

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