Story goes like this.
1. Uncle from St Cloud arrives Boise 10 pm Thursday night 4/12.
2. Drive to Orofino Friday to hunt private property I've hunted since 1990 and scout some.
3. Deploy blind Saturday and scout (re-confirm bird presence) some more.
4. Arrive parking spot in fairly hard rain at 0430.
5. First gobble on roost at 0530.
6. 0550 flydown, Hens jakes and longbeards responding but not interested in my game......yet.
7. Very vocal birds for 45 minutes.
8. Silence for 1 hour
9. Distant gooble heard and responds to me at 0800
9a. Rain stops.
10. 0820 Gobbles getting closer, sounds like 3-5 birds.
11. Nuther gobble from different vector is heard.
12. Several longbeards now visible at 150 yards responding to everything I throw at them.
13. Gobble at ~60 yards from gobbler from different vector.
14. Mayhem, cacophony, loudmouths.
15. Single gobbler appears and is walking right into a bad spot for him.
16. He dies at 0900 at 25 yards by my uncles shot.
17. I attempt to hold and call back other toms but they won't have it.
18. 1500 Decide to pull up and move blind 1/4 mile.
19. Set up by 1545.
20. 1600 Make one series of calls.................sit down.
21. 1605 Peek out the slot of my turkey silo blind and see nice silent longbeard walking to decoys 15 yards distant.
23. Poke uncle Don and look in direct he came from to see another very alert longbeard that slips out of sight.
24. Said long beard meets his waterloo by my shot at 1610 and can't call the alert bird back......
25. 1700 see three hens and a strutter slipping into brush at 100 yards.
26. 1715 Said strutter appears silent but strutting in all his glory at 35 yds.
27. Don smokes this one as well! This is the first year we can harvest 2 bearded turkeys in the same day and Don is very likely one of the first Non-Residents to do so legally.
28. Radar shows big rain coming.
29. Let's pack up before we get drenched again.
30. Monday was a total washout, rain, rain, rain and snow. We didn't hunt but did a farm/crop tour of my son in laws operation in Lewiston.
31. Radar/forecast indicated nothing but moisture for Tuesday. So We Drove Home to Boise.
32. Don flew home this morning.
All in all we had a tremendous trip seeing loads of game and visiting with landowners.