The Life Of A Bowhunter In Turkey Season: Day 4

Turkey season is a lot easier when you put in good scouting time.
The Life Of A Bowhunter In Turkey Season: Day 4

A pair of sun-soaked 82-degree days has kicked spring into full gear here in my neck of southeastern Colorado. I opted to skip my canyon scouting mission (just too much work on my plate) and stick close to home. I know, I’ve yet to see a single turkey track during my scouting missions, but I just had to go check my trusted area one more time.

Yahtzee! Turkey tracks. It looked to be a pair of hens and a lone tom based on the size of the tracks and the strut marks in plowed earth. With my spirits lifted, I swapped cards in my Day 6  PlotWatcher and carefully roamed the rest of the property. No more tracks were to be found.

My PlotWatcher video confirmed my suspicions: a tom posed and postured for his pair of ladies for over an hour between 3:08 p.m. and 4:08 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. The trio didn’t return the following day, but this morning I rose from the covers early and posted up on the far west end of the alfalfa field. At 7:20 a.m. my Zeiss Victory SF 10x42 binos detected a trio of black blobs winding through a maze of golden weeds leading to the alfalfa field. Awesome! Will the trio keep up its routine? Time will tell, and Saturday morning I will put myself in the best position possible to find out. Stay tuned!

Check out the rest of Bauserman's turkey and bowhunting adventures.


Comments on this site are submitted by users and are not endorsed by nor do they reflect the views or opinions of COLE Publishing, Inc. Comments are moderated before being posted.