same here stump, i killed my first bird on a hunting trip as a young kid and took it home to dad and he fried up the breast and it was the best thing that i have ever eaten, and still is to this day. after that i had dad take me to the local sporting goods store and i got a few diaphram calls and a magazine on turkey hunting. i started practicing with the calls and once i got it to finally make some noise it was on. i killed the first bird that i called in a few weeks later with the simple chick chick chick sound and thats really what it sounded like. but from then on out i've been hooked and after years of reading every article and book that i can find and LOTS of practice with the calls here i am. not a great hunter, but i consistantly kill birds on public land and bring birds in for other people. mom says i am a turkey and dad and little brother are always asking when i'm gonna come home so they can kill a bird or two. woodsmanship is the biggest part about turkey hunting imo, if you know where to look, what to look for, and how to look for it you'll consistantly kill birds.
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