Wired To Hunt is the deer hunting blog for the next generation….posting daily content related to deer hunting news, stories and strategies. I know this, you know this. But on occasion I can get distracted by other addictions and this time of year that comes in the form of turkeys. Now while turkeys are not deer, hunting them is certainly great preparation for the fall whitetail seasons. So with that in mind, I’ll ask you to bear with me over the next week or so as we bring you some bonus updates on our turkey hunting exploits! And boy have we had some!
Saturday night my buddy and W2H prostaffer, Corey Fall, was able to arrow a beautiful gobbler, while I captured it all on camera. This kill was particularly meaningful for Corey because on this same property, about 5 months ago, he got a shot at a real nice 3.5 year old Michigan buck. Unfortunately his muzzle loader misfired and only half of his powder went off. This resulted in a poor shot that only nicked the buck, and Corey was never able to recover it.
Yesterday, only a few hundred yards away from where he shot at that buck, Corey was able to close the deal on his first Michigan gobbler. The hunt was awesome and it was pretty crazy how it all went down. Not quite how we would have planned it, but we got the job done. 40 yard shot with the bow, a little chasing, a long search and finally some big smiles. Hopefully this will be a good omen for the rest of 2011!
Be sure to check back later this week for the full video of Corey’s hunt!