Tuesday, March 13, 2012

One Slick Tom!


Turkey season in South Georgia starts on March 24th this year, and this is the small food plot that I hope to be chasing this turkey in on opening morning.  I'm not sure if this is "THE" turkey my Dad and I have been after for the past three years, but if it is, he is a slick one!

For the past three seasons, Big John and I have been chasing an old Tom that calls this area home.  He will roost in a number of different trees and fly down in every direction possible, but he is always in the area.  The problem is getting to his area undetected.  We have tried early morning set ups and afternoon set ups.  Nothing has worked.  We have come close a few times, but he keeps giving us the slip. 

For that reason, this turkey has become my number one goal for the season!  The only problem with that is that he is also at the top of Big John's list so I may never get my chance.  Either way, I want this turkey frying in some 350 degree peanut oil before the 2012 season ends! 

Wish us luck!!

9 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

(run, tom, run!) :)

The Downeast Duck Hunter said...

I'd say a calculated ambush consisting of several people who know the area well and surround the roost... Good luck on your goal, it's an even year!

Erin said...

Yum! Good luck

Ian Nance said...

Good luck, man!!

LB @ Bullets And Biscuits said...

Good Luck!! You are too determined NOT to get him ;)

The Reverend Fowl ™ said...

Boiling whole birds in oil is one of the oldest cooking techniques. Supposedly, if the meat is allowed to cool down in the fat, it can be kept for many months at room temperature. Sometimes the meat was removed from the bone after cooking, reboiled and then stored. The French referred to these techniques as Confit and Rillettes.

DWQ said...

That's a good looking bird... "Turkey Season Fire"...sorry, flash back to the good old bugs bunny days, it's ealry and my coffee is just hitn my blood stream, lol...Good luck bud !!

Steve said...

Trey,

Great looking bird! Any success yet?

I may be opening a can of worms, but I have a Browning shotgun question and need some advice.
I have a line on a BPS 12 gauge in supposedly good shape. Hasn't been shot much, but it is a long distance deal. Any suggestions?

Steve

Trey said...

Steve, send me an email to treyluckie@yahoo.com and I will do my best to help you out!