#WestTNOutdoors - A VIRTUAL TURKEY HUNT
Brothers Chase and Hayden McCuan woke up at 4:30 A.M. on April 1st to go turkey hunting in Madison County only to have the best day of their lives. It was a rainy day but it did not deter them from heading out to their favorite spot for some fun in the field. Chase is a seasoned turkey hunter but Hayden had never harvested a bearded Tom. When they finally got set up and daylight appeared they had decoys in place and heard gobblers in the far off distance. After a while they heard a hoot owl hooting and some how it sparked the interest of some gobblers who then gobbled back. Chase decided to use his slate call and yelped a few times and things begin to get interesting. After he called a few more times they begin to cut him off and aggressively call back thinking other Toms were in their territory. Suddenly they saw a big turkey and before they could get a shot off another two appeared right behind him and it was on. The brothers agreed on which turkey each one would shoot while sitting quietly in the blind trying not to spook them. After the turkeys went toward the decoys they counted down to zero and made the harvest at the same time. Many hunters never get a chance to see a turkey strutting but they were lucky enough to see three doing it at the same time. If you have never seen a turkey strut it is definitely one of the most thrilling and spectacular events in the Great Outdoors of West Tennessee. Not only did Chase get his gobbler but little brother Hayden got his first ever Tom in what was a double memory of a lifetime. So when you get ready for some adventure be sure to take a kid along in hope of exposing him/her to something new in the Great Outdoors of West Tennessee. Photos are Chase and Hayden McCuan and their turkeys.
By CSE News Contributor Sam Ray