Last week was opening week of the 2011 Spring Turkey Season here in the great state of Alabama. Turkey hunting is truly a passion of mine and has been since my dad introduced me to the sport as a small boy in the southern part of the state. I have chased the elusive "Thunder Chickens" for some time now. However, for the past few years, my outdoors experiences have been limited to a few school holidays and select days away from work. Being a full time student and also working at Bass Pro Shops, I do not get to spend the amount of time in the woods I would obviously like to.
This past week I was lucky enough that my spring break happened to fall smack on opening week of the season. With a quick check with the boss, I was off to the hunting camp for the entire week. The week was a total blast, and had some good times making memories with family and friends. We were lucky enough to take several birds, catch a few fish, and still find time to relax.
All of my hunting gear was from Bass Pro Shops.
- The turkeys fell to NEW Knight & Hale® Prosecutor™ Diaphragm Turkey Call , and a Zink Calls LCD Lifelike Collapsible Decoy - Feeder Hen Turkey Decoy.
- I wore Realtree AP camouflage, and Ol' Tom® Dura-Lite™ Time & Motion® Camo Turkey Vests for Men.
- The turkeys were downed with Indian Creek Black Diamond Strike Choke Tubes , a Remington 870 Supermag, chambered with Hevi-Shot® Hevi-13® Turkey Loads .
"It's spring time turkey hunters, Gobble Gobble Gobble!"