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and emphasized any movement would be
noticed, thus most assuredly scaring the
birds off and ending the hunt.
As dawn approached, Rich's dad blew
on an owl call and I remember thinking
how odd, we're hunting turkeys. And once
we started hearing gobbles in the distance,
Rich's dad started yelping and clucking
with his mouth, just like a turkey. Yet even
more amazing was gobblers seemed to be
answering him!

The sun rose, I stopped shivering
from the cold and the gobblers continued
answering Rich's dad. In fact, it seemed
like one in particular was getting louder
and louder. As I remember it, there were
three longbeards coming toward us and
I was in awe of their brightly colored
heads and how the sun made their feathers
look coppery, even kind of green, almost
fluorescent.
I was so entranced, I forgot all about
actually hunting them, just sitting there
in a daze watching them and being afraid
to breathe, let alone slightly move. As
they closed the gap, I lost sight of them
but knew they were close, behind several
large red oak and hickory trees slightly
to my right. I was uncomfortable, sitting
somewhat cramped up with my shotgun
on my knees. I wasn't sure I was in a
position to shoot.
What seemed like an eternity of silence
ended as one of the gobblers came from
Pictured with his first Pennsylvania spring
gobbler, the author, top photo at left, quickly
found success hunting turkeys, and eventually
passed his love for the pursuit to son Brandon,
shown with his first longbeard, taken in 2017.

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