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High pitches. Low pitches. Sweet.
Raspy. Hard clucks and loud, rattling
purrs. A bunch of hens.
The two gobblers move to the edge of
the field and stop to listen.
The loud hen voices erupt again.
The gobblers step into the woods, head
toward the ravine, and pause at the brink
to listen, fan out and watch.
The hen chorus bursts forth a third
time, and the gobblers hurry across the
ravine.
The first head pops up over the bank.
He knows right where the hens should
be.
A few more steps and he stops to
look. They've gone silent, but they can't
be far away.
The second gobbler catches up, and
turns sideways. A 9-inch beard juts from
his chest.
Boom!

A thunderous noise.
The second gobbler flops and is still.
Right where those hens were supposed
to be, a hunter stands up.
Muscular wings thrust the startled
gobbler that remains out over the ravine.
Every wingbeat pumps 20 pounds of
panicked turkey toward the treetops.
Holding the homemade call he had
used to mimic those convincing hen
sounds, the hunter walks over to the fallen
gobbler. He tags the bird, then hefts its
weight.
Somewhere, down in the valley, the
frightened gobbler glides to a landing and
folds his wings.
He stands as still as a statue for five
minutes before walking away.
Life goes on.
Tomorrow will be another new day.
He'll greet it with another throaty gobble,
and he'll look for another hen.

Steve Sorensen
with his homemade
"scratchbox" turkey
call, alongside the
gobbler it fooled.

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