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The Sportsman's Corner

Opening-Day Gobbler Season Blues

For several years on the opening day of gobbler season, my son, Bob, killed toms in the same woodlot. During my early scouting excursions last spring, it appeared that Bob might be able to repeat his previous seasons' successes; but about two weeks prior to the season the turkeys vanished from there and did not return. We had to hunt one of the other locations where I had been hearing gobblers.

Opening day found us set up in an oak grove where I had heard a gobbler just the day before. I had told Bob that I believed this spot was a good bet and that I thought no one else would be hunting th...


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