RE: Got skunked again
Some of my most memorable hunts are ones that didn't end with a kill. I've been fortunate enought to get a Tom each of the 7 years I've hunted them here in WI, but some of my most memorable hunts are ones that were close encounters that didn't end in a kill. It feels great when you close the deal with a kill, but I just like getting out there and getting close to them at any time. In WI, we have a drawing to get a turkey permit. You usually end up getting selected for only one out of the 6 weeks. Then during the week you get, you only get to hunt Wed to Sunday.More recently you may get lucky and get a second tag. My season isn't until April 26-30, but I've got several hours in the woods just getting close to the birds. One of my favorite moments happened this year when my 7 year old son and I took a little walk and ended up calling in 6 Hens with a Tom. I've never heard Hens make so much noise and fight like that! My son was so excited and he talked about it for a week! How fast his heart was beating and how cool it was....Hunting is about making memories, not necessarily the kill. Of course like everyone else, I love to pull the trigger on a big gobbler!