Mid December is a little early for me to be getting started fooling with turkeys but I recently upgraded my zoom lens to a Nikon 200-500mm which is actually 300-750mm on my camera body. I’ve had to get out and see if I could find some birds to try this thing on!

I pushed some birds down the road last night just before fly-up. They eased off into some tall mature pines so I gave them a little time to get roosted thinking I’d come back in the morning and get some pics on the limb. I get there this morning and slip up to where I left them last night. I’m looking and looking and can’t spot one. I Finally flush one hen off. I get back out in the road and they are already on the ground and assembled up in the road…. 350yds distant! I guess I had pushed them off from where they really wanted to be that night so they just looped around me thru the woods and back up the block 350yds, even though it was well past fly-up and really dark in the mature canopy. There are no rules when it comes to turkeys…..

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