Turkey Season? Already?
April 10, 2017
OK, it’s not really a surprise. I’ve been eagerly awaiting the opener of the spring turkey season around here. The birds had just started showing up over the past week, and I was getting a little excited for Saturday morning’s action.
Then we had a series of intense storms, and suddenly, where the birds had been, there were no birds.
I can hear them, tauntingly close, but well off across a property I can’t hunt. That neighbor has chickens, guineas, and geese of all kinds, and I think the turkeys have taken up where there’s free food and safety. But hope springs, as they say, eternal (or ephemeral?). There’s still over a month of turkey season left, so we’ll see what we shall see.
In the meantime, my brother, Scott, aka the Bloodthirsty Killer, has been hard at it. I know, because I got an email from him.
I always know what I’m in for when I get an email from him, since he hardly touches a computer most of the time. If I see that particular address in the From: line, I pretty much know what I’m about to see. Something has died… and that something has either big teeth, big antlers, or a long beard.
But not content to show off his own prowess, Scott took it a step further this time with a photo from my soon-to-be nephew-in-law. Yes, this young fellow is about to join this family (he ignored the warnings), so he’s proving his worth as a provider, I suppose. Or else they’re just messing with me, knowing I’m sitting here with clean camo and unused ammo… daydreaming and drooling at the thought of some fresh turkey in the pot.
Guess I need to get after it, or folks are going to start thinking I’ve become an armchair hunter.