Before you go any further, let me just warn you that I actually did kill a turkey this past weekend and below will be pictures of it. No, its not bloody and gruesome, but I do not want to offend you if you are against hunting.
Welcome to our camp! There were 3 of us hunting, my husband, our friend and myself. I was able to take off half a day at work last Friday so we could get out of town earlier and beat the traffic and get there while it was still daytime. The top picture is our cabin, which has no electricity, just a generator. The bottom left corner is one of the 2 tiny beds in this cabin. Me and the hubby shared one and our friend had the other to himself. The bottom right corner is the toilet, no joke! It is behind the cabin in some trees so nobody can see you. Yes, it sucks to be a girl in this situation, especially if it is cold or rainy, just saying lol! At night, we use propane lanterns to give us enough light to do what we need to do. As you can tell by all of the surrounding trees, we were really in the middle of nowhere.
After we got there and unloaded everything, the guys started working on something and I made myself a nice adult drink in my awesome RTIC cup and watched the storm clouds roll in. We decided to go on a 4-wheeler ride around the property before it started raining. Let me tell you about this cup! It is like the YETI brand but cheaper and it holds ice for a long dang time! It was the perfect choice for my Coke and Whiskey 🙂
We didn’t stay up too late that night since we were getting up early to go hunting, or so we thought. We had our alarms set for about 6:30 a.m. and it was so windy. We didn’t think it would be worth getting up then and going so we slept in, which was very nice! We got up and made breakfast and some coffee (we had to hook up the coffee maker to the generator), and as I was cleaning up some of the dishes, we heard gobbles that sounded pretty close so I ran and put on my face mask and grabbed my shotgun. Then here comes a group of 3 turkeys walking towards us from the road. Of course they hadn’t seen us yet, so I hurried and found a tree to crouch down beside. The guys stayed in the cabin and did some calling for me. Unfortunately, the turkeys did not come in close enough and ran off of the property.
We then decided we better go get the rest of our camo and hunting gear ready so we could go find a place to set up and try calling a gobbler in. We found a perfect spot to set our decoys where a turkey could see them from multiple paths. We probably sat there for a good 30 minutes calling, using our box call and slate call. Then my husband pulled out the mouth call and automatically got an answer, which excited us! It only took a few calls for the turkey to come into sight, then I had to wait until her got to a certain clearing, and I got him with one shot! My heart was racing and I was shaking because I was just totally excited. This is definitely my favorite type of hunting so far.
We went back to camp and removed the appropriate parts to mount and also saved the breast to cook at a later date. Later that evening, I stayed at camp while the guys went hunting, but they were unsuccessful. I just enjoyed the peace and quite and read some of my book on my Nook and drank a couple of my favorite beers, Michelob Ultra with Lime. That night we cooked beef fajitas and made a bonfire since it was pretty chilly. These are the kind of days and trips I just love. The chance to get away from the real world for a little bit and enjoy your time with people you love.
The next morning we got up to do one last hunt before we left for home. This time, it was my husband’s turn to try, so I helped with the calling. We just knew he was going to get one because they were talking from every side of that property! We tried a few different spots, but never were able to call one in. My husband wasn’t too disappointed, even though he has never killed one, but he was just happy I got one since it is my favorite type of hunting.
I hope you enjoyed this post! It is definitely a much different one from what I usually post, but this is just another side of who I am and what I love doing!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have a bad Ash day!! 🙂