Last weekend I had a similar situation, sitting in a tree stand, and saw a big group of Tom's walking around. There were 4 or so big ones out front doing their own thing. Two had beards that were dragging the ground, then there were a bunch tailing around them that were pecking at each other. Probably 25+ birds total.
One nice one came into range, but never had a clean shot open up. Too many twigs in the way.
Man I love hunting, just thinking about those big birds just gets my blood pumping. Archery season stops this Friday, then renews again 11 or so days after that, so went get another shot at the turkey's for a couple of weeks. Oh well, time to chase deer with a rifle for a change.
It's a fact that 70 percent of the people who purchase heavier tackle do so with the categorical I just lost a huge snook! Einstein Hairdo.The other 30 percent have either Tarpon Fever or are sporting a hand cramped into a claw from a deepwater grouper.