Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Turkey Hunting

I am a little behind posting about our great weekend turkey hunting, but for good reason. I have been searching and searching for the cord to connect my camcorder to my computer. I finally found it but cannot get it to work because my camcorder is not compatible with Windows Vista, dang it. I usually just use the video function on my regular camera because it is so easy. This time I used both and you won't get to see the big turkey that walked right in front of our blind.

Anyway, we didn't get any turkeys this time! We had a blast though!

So the deal is, Chris has a friend, Greg, that leases 10,000 acres from Jack in southwest Texas. Jack lives right down the road from the ranch house. Greg sells hunts for big $$! Chris guides for Greg a couple weekends out of the year and then we all get to hunt for free!! SWEET!!!!!! This past weekend Chris was supposed to guide one guy and then it would be Brooks' turn. Then if Brooks got one it was going to be Mama's turn! SWEET!!! Unfortunately, the turkey's were all "henned up!" It was still just a little too early. Chris ended up having to help more that he thought because Greg had four hunters not killing and he was getting really frustrated. We did get to hunt some and Chris called in a turkey right up to our blind. It actually walked a circle around us. It was so very close but we couldn't get it to stop for a second so Brooks could get a good shot. It was crazy, he got away! I have it all on video, but can't get it on here!! I am glad that he didn't just shoot, he was waiting on the perfect shot! Seriously, there is not one single person that wants to kill a turkey more than him. It is all he talks about. He was totally cracking everyone up! When we asked him what he wanted for lunch he would say, "to kill a turkey!" It was always something like that, I could go on and on!!
I have to tell ya, I had so much fun I can't even convey it. Being out in the middle of nowhere with your family, great people and nature just thrills me. We drove around in an old jacked up 4x4 Ford looking for turkeys, shed horns and deer while dressed in head to toe camo. How fun is that!!!! I must say, and I speak for my children too, looking for shed antlers is way more fun that Easter eggs!!! Here are just a couple of the ones we found.
Here is the cabin that I could so move into.Chris getting Brooks' gun all ready!
Here we are in the blind getting all set up! Brooks saying that if he sees a turkey it is going down. Or, maybe NOT!!!!!! Hopefully next time! After all it is called hunting not killing!!

So we are going back weekend after next and hope to have better turkey stories and pictures.


SheWolf said...

What great family fun! I need you to give me a video upload tutorial! :) I can't for the life of me figure out how to do it???

Stacy Carter said...

So glad y'all had fun! I know the boys love that you go with them!