After we iced down Fred’s Rio Grande we immediately returned to our hunting area. It was almost 2:00 PM now and was 86 degrees. Now the blind was totally in the sun and after half an hour inside it we were frying.
Time to move where we had shade. Straight across from us looked like a more shady place as the sun traveled across the sky. We pulled the blind under the limbs of a tree and transferred our stuff to the new area, only 25 yards from where we were. We didn’t even have to move the decoy.
As it turned out the new location was not much better and we decided when it was closer to the end of the day we would move again.
Suddenly we heard turkey wings flapping and a wild turkey landed 20 yards to our left. A sure enough longbeard.
Fred hooked on his release and watched the longbeard slowly work its way toward a place he could shoot. But the longbeard didn’t co-operate, he switched directions and dissapeared behing the limbs and brush.
Two times, gobblers came into the woods behind the blind where the ones had been this morning. We heard them gobble but we couldn’t see them because now the blind was facing the wrong way. A couple of solo hens came through too.
Half an hour before dark we moved up under some trees that gave us better shade as well as allowed us to keep track of the areas where we had seen wild turkeys today.
We left everything in the newly placed blind and went to camp. After a nuked Marie Callender’s 3 meat and 4 cheese Lasagna I set my alarm for 5:15 AM and we turned in.
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