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How to tip over a turkey

April 28, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

TURKEYS can be tough birds to hunt. Excellent eyesight and excellent hearing combine to put this critter on survival mode most of the time. But in the spring, when territories and mating urges are prominent, tom turkeys can make mistakes. It is never easy but when it all comes together, they are vulnerable. Such was the case when special hunting blinds are made available at DeSoto NWR for qualified hunters. With the assistance of Howard Messerer, Mills was set up to try again for Iowa's largest game bird. With a hen and tom decoy set up, a bit of calling and waiting, it was too much for a wild tom to ignore. He came to investigate. Now this particular Tom turkey will be awaiting the cook stove at the Mills home for a future turkey dinner. Congrats John on a job well done.



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