Well after a slow start to the season i finally kill a bird that previously busted me the weekend before on some public ground. I had to walk through 16" of mud fell 5 times into the water and finally got setup next to a tree sitting in water....why i did that idk lol.....i finally spot the bird in a cypress tree strutting....i had to compete with another hen across the channel to determine there flydown direction but i kept cutting her off. They flew to my side at 6:24 am and one strutted within 50 yds....the bird got too far right and i had trees and brush in the way and thought my hunt was over well another tom was coming to investigate my sweet talk....the dominant tom runs left and flogs the new bird and it tucks and runs and he kept walking left right into a gap....i pulled the trigger of the ol pardner pump and he flopped over....thank goodness for that other bird. In at 6 bird down at 6:35am got to work 7:30 am 30 min early lol|
Crossbows should be for the handicap only!
Life's Not Handed To Ya; Go Get It.
Sure, the rut is a GREAT time to hunt if you don't know what you're doing!