Hunting Memories

California Strutting Tom

Here is a picture of the big tom I whacked in the afternoon of the second day of the spring 2003 season. I took this big boy — 20 pounds with a 10-inch beard, at 2:45!

Relentless persistence and a straight PORN "Come and get me" yelp with both a mouth call and a my butternut box call suckered this lovesick boy to within 20 yards. He went into full strut about six times on his way in. He was 400 yards away to start. I let him give out one last gobble as he tried to sneak around behind me and then it was Adios Amigo!

One down and two to go…

Submitted by Andy McCormick
Southern California

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