Old Mossy Horns
That big maple in that warm spot in Garner is already almost in full bloom.
I was hunting a large creek bottom area that had a block of 10 or 15 year old pines jutting out through the middle on a ridge. I hadn't hunted there in the fall/winter for about 10 years, but had an encounter there with a peek-a-boo gobbler on opening day last April, so I figured I'd give it a go. l got into the edge of the pines on the east side early and couldn't resist owl hooting at gobbling time, since it was so warm. I was hoping a gobbler was feeling frisky... But no responses on that side of the pines, so I made my way through the pine, yelping, as fly-down time approached. I got an answer in a tree in the bottom on the opposite side of the pine ridge, so I eased that way. Soon it became apparent that there was a mixed flock of birds roosted spread out over a hundred yards area or so. I heard them start to fly down as I carefully worked over that way.Hal, you can't post that without a story!