Friday, May 6, 2011

Missouri Turkey End

The ever so dreaded Tag Sandwich.

Well, I wasn't able to make it back to Missouri for the final weekend. I have an event I needed to be around for and Thursday I started feeling like crap. I was in no shape to drive most of the night. Knowing I would miss Friday morning I couldn't justify going for one morning.

It was one of the worst years I've ever spring hunted in Missouri. The MDC stated it would be tough hunting do to poor spring nesting the last several years and I would have to agree. There were birds around, but they didn't want anything to do with, well, anything. None the less, I had a great time. Now I'm completely ruined for panfishing. Some of those fish were amazing! I got my first belly full of shrooms and took in some great sights.

A plate loaded with turkey, mashed potatoes, and corn would have been nice. Instead I'm stuck with a nasty tag sandwich. I hate these things! It's never good when you have to eat an out of state tag. There isn't enough ketchup in the world! At least I saved some gas money, right? Aaaahhhhhh....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Missouri Turkey Weekend #2

Yep, you are right. That is not a picture of a turkey. Needless to say I am still turkeyless.

Friday morning was the best weather I've had thus far. I had put some tom's to bed the night before and was amped for the morning hunt. The birds gobbled like crazy on the roost, but it was a different story when their feet touch the ground. The gobbles faded along with my hunt. I had a pair of jakes come in and I passed. The tom that was with them, well, he had other plans.

The wind picked up by mid day and never stopped. Even at night, there was no letting up. It's had to sleep in your vehicle when it's constantly rocking back and forth. Never got sea sick in a vehicle before. I ended up lighting out Saturday afternoon, a day early. The wind was suppose to blow through the night and into Sunday. I bailed.

I did however get into some fish again. Not like the weekend before, but it was still entertaining. I was also able to find some dandy shrooms. My dinner was as organic as it gets. Fish I had just caught with some freshly picked shrooms. I think I eat better living out of my vehicle than I do while I'm at home.

Still no turkey and still a sucessful weekend. I am a bit nervous about how weekend #3 is going to pan out. Between what work will allow me to do and how this crazy spring weather is going to hold out. Only time will tell...