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There’s more than one way to bag a tom
By Kurt Krueger

THEY SAY you learn some­thing new every day, and I discovered last Saturday that sometimes getting that tom turkey means talking to the hens instead of wasting your slate on unresponsive gobblers.

The lesson came on a whirlwind trip to central Wisconsin that started at 3:20 a.m., the latest possible time to drive 100 miles and still hit the turkey woods before sunrise.
It was an impulsive, crazy thing for a hunter to do — plan a trip where four hours of driving would net me just six to seven hours of hunting. But I had this tag and just one day to get the job done.
What tipped the scales in favor of making the trip was the rare opportunity to hunt a new property — a chance to wander 80 acres that I  hadn’t hunted since my dad took me squirrel hunting and butternut gathering some 40 years ago. Turns out that land is now owned by somebody I went to school with.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 2:33 PM
Last Updated on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 6:26 PM


0 #1 2012-04-23 19:48
That's a nice looking bird Kurt. Nice shooting!

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