Now some hunters may be upset to have their 3 day hunt ended in the first 20 minutes, that is IF the hunt was over. Being we were hunting in the heart of the great state of Nebraska where multiple turkey tags are available over the counter, I was only half way done. Now I was going to make Mike earn his money as I wanted my second bird with my bow.
We made our way down the hill and back to the truck. We were both just enjoying the gorgeous rolling hills scenery with turkeys gobbling in the distance in pretty much all directions. As excited as I was to have a bird in hand, Mike shared with me that he had two more roosts set up for our next hunt about a ½ mile away.
Around 10:30 later that morning, we had Mike’s Primos ground blind set up right where he had been watching the other flock of birds fly down to the last 3 mornings as well. It was evident Mike had really done his homework on this hunt.
Being that it was mid May, the temps were heating up quickly and although we gave it a good couple hours in the blind with no response, it was clear the birds, like us, were heading for the shade of a place out of the sun at this point in the day.
By 1pm Mike and I were on our way back to the lodge located right along the North Platte River, in the great town of Lexington, Nebraska. Mike grew up in the area and has been chasing turkeys around these hills for over 20 years. He has many land owner connections to make sure he always has a great place full of turkeys for his hunters. After a quick lunch it was nap time for this guy.