Well like I posted on the thread "Have you ever seen.......?", My Son's first ever turkey hunt was today, and we hoped to get that "perverted" bird that I had seen a couple days before. Friday after work My Son and I were going to put out the blind out on the edge of the field we had planned on hunting, but when I drove into the field to make the trip easier, the field had exactly 4 toms, 4 jakes, and 4 hens out milling around. So we decided to quietly set up the blind this morning while it was dark. All went well, we didn't make much noise. At fly-down, the first bird to come out to the field was a lone tom in full strut, followed by 72 other birds! We had a show in front of us, but they didn't like my two jake decoys out in the field already. So the toms were cutting off the hens (from my decoys), and inadvertently keeping away from the blind. We had plenty of action. There were 17 toms and a ton of hens and jens. We thought we weren't going to get any action, because the entire flock decided to head back into the woods. As they all were about out of sight, the same five toms that were keeping the rest of the flock away from our decoys (and most importantly) our blind, decided to come over and kick a little jake tail. My son shot one of the birds at 20 yards (with a 20 gauge). It hit the ground, and never flapped. I told him to keep an eye on the bird. the bird ended up getting up and ran away like he was never hit? He also failed to slam the receiver shut, therefore he never had an opportunity to hit the bird with a follow-up shot. He was a good sport about it, although I was bummed. We gave the field a rest from 11 am to about 5 pm, and went out there to cut them off as they would surely pass as they went back to roost. Well, we had the entire flock come past us, way out of range, and we were already talking about the game-plan for the morning, when we both heard a stick break followed by the culprit. the stick turned out to be a tom spitting in full strut. BAM goes the gun, and the bird is dead. I was a proud Father, and I think the kid had a good time as well. here are some pictures. The camera couldn't capture all the 73 birds in one photo, but we did count them several times with the binos. The beard was short, and so were the spurs, but he was an adult, and my Son said he wasn't accepting anything less.