With a career move I found myself limited on the number of days in which I’d actually be able to hunt during the Minnesota season. I knew going into this hunt that if I really wanted to get it done, I’d have to hunt my tail off to try to get it done in just 2 short days.
May 2nd I found myself on the road bright and early for my 2 hour drive to where I normally spend a lot of my fall chasing bucks. In the fall I rarely if ever run into another hunter (or any person at all for that matter), so in my mind why would that change. Well, when I arrived at my location I found out I was dead wrong with my thoughts as I counted at least 5 vehicles parked in the time parking lot. Now on some places 5 vehicles really isn’t that big of a deal, but this place is rather small so I opted to head about 30 miles South to another place I’ve spent a lot of time in the past.
There are 2 parking lots about a block apart which separate two different sections of land. Thank God for that because the first place was filled solid with ATV users! The 2nd place however had only one other vehicle in the lot, and the land is rather large. As I pulled into the lot I seen the other people from the other car, and wouldn’t you know it, they had smoked a gobbler right away at first light and were packing up to head home.
With the other car leaving, I now had the entire place to myself. I quickly unpacked my gear and hit the woods running.
Once set up it didn’t take long for things to heat up. Spot after spot I called in tons of hens and heard gobblers seemingly all over the place. By the end of the day’s hunt however I realized the gobblers were playing hard to get by staying in as thick of cover as they could possibly find, while the hens were more than happy to keep me entertained with their antics.
In the end I went home empty handed, but still had a great time.
Next up I’ll be taking part in an NWTF disabled veterans turkey hunt which will take place May 16th and 17th where I’ll be calling and filming for a disabled veteran who’s on his very first turkey hunt ever. Should be a blast!
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P.S. The Season 1 Episode 3 video will be posted shortly.