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ing the jake decoy to the ground, then stomping it. When the bird lifted its head high
enough above the decoy, Ashley made the 15-yard shot.
We called Jim Sr. and Jimmy to see if they were having any action. A few hens and
longbeards had gotten by them without a shot being fired. We made plans to meet in
30 minutes to try another setup.
While taking photos of Ashley with her turkey, though, we heard a shot in the distance. As we looked at each other, wondering, the phone rang. The turkeys that Jim
Sr. and Jimmy had seen had circled back, and Jimmy connected on a 3-year-old tom.

May 9 - Second Friday
Dad and I were not able to sync our schedules,
so we hunted separate parts of the state. He hunted
near his home in Northampton County, and I
started on state game lands in Pike County.
At about 6:30, I found a lonely gobbler that
would answer my calls, but wouldn't come in.
The game played on for quite a while, and at
about 8:15, I received a text from Dad saying, at
5:45, he'd shot a 2-year-old gobbler with a 9 1/2inch beard and 3/4-inch spurs.
I was about to call him when I noticed the gobbler I'd been working had broken his pattern, and
now was circling closer to my left.
With the sun hitting him in the face and chest,
the cherry-red head and iridescent breast feathers
closed the distance steadily.
At 8:38. I squeezed off a shot and tagged the
3-year-old with an 8 3/4-inch beard and inch-long
spurs.
On the drive home, I thought, wow, what a
season. Three kids tagged birds, and three generations of Hercegs harvested birds in the same week.
It'll never get any better than this, I thought.
But I was wrong.

May 12 - Third Monday
I headed to the woods with my son Jacob, who
was 10 at the time, for a morning hunt before work
and school. In the weeks leading up to the season,
he had said he did not want to go hunting.
However, the steady parade of birds, pictures and
stories must have been working on him.
We got a mentored youth permit and took a
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