By Jacy Strahan
On the morning of May 12. 2013 Jacy Strahan went out with Dutchie Venuti to bag the boss in Dutchie's favorite hunting woods. Jacy tells the story here:
It was a wonderful morning we had multiple gobblers piping up off the roost. They hit the ground and stopped talking as I expected. I told him we'll just hang out for a few minutes and we both agreed to work our way around the back to where we thought they were headed. We snuck about a quarter of that distance and I heard a whisper. He spotted them up ahead. They were just entering the field we were headed to.
I told him to sit right where he was and get ready. I lay flat on my stomach and hit the call and they started gobbling. There were no trees close by to get hunkered into, Dutchie was sitting against a sapling. I worked the birds for about 5 minutes and they like what I was saying because they headed our way gobbling every five steps until I heard a boom! I looked over 10 feet to my right to see a big smile "stone dead" he says.
I started purring and cutting hard and the other birds started taking cheap shots at the dead bird as they do while establishing pecking order. I hear Dutchie whisper "take the gun" I am saying no man it's ok, before I know it. It's comes sliding across the ground in front of me. Well you can't put a gun in front of me like that and not expect me to pull the trigger.
I couldn't resist. I snuck his new Browning Maxus up to my shoulder laying prone and kept a slow cluck and purr going until I could see a head. Long story short, we hammered two birds with one gun on a beautiful spring morning.
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