Pennsylvania Game News - May 2016 - 11

A morning
in the life of a

gobbler
By Steve Sorensen

her new day.
The gobblers walk across a ravine,
snake through the blackberry bushes that
thrive at the field's edge, and march into
the green, luscious clover.
Hens love it there, and the gobblers
know it.
This early in the morning the wet
greens provide moisture, and the cool
temperature slows the crickets and spiders that live there. It's an easy, succulent
breakfast.
Gobble obble obble!
Yelp, yelp, yelp. Cluck. Cluck.
MAY 2016	

Ah, there she is, still over in the woods,
across the ravine but downhill from the
roost site.
Gobble obble obble!
Here we are, come on over!
Gobble obble obble!
Yelp, yelp. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Cluck.
Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The toms fan out so she can see them.
Gobble obble obble!
They hear nothing and fold their
feathers.
Gobbellobbelll!
m

m

m

A few minutes later some hen calls
drift through the still air.
Yelp, yelp. Cluck. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
She hasn't moved.
Gobbellobbelll!
The proud call is met with silence.
Minutes pass again.
Yelp, yelp. Cluck. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
The hen is staying put.
Suddenly a cacophony of inharmonious hen sounds surge across the ravine,
breaking five minutes of dead silence.
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2016 - Intro
Pennsylvania Game News - May 2016 - Cover1
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Pennsylvania Game News - May 2016 - Contents
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