2003 Minnesota Long Beard
It was the latest I had ever hunted turkeys in Minnesota (May 21-25) still, I had no problem locating birds. However, I did not have any luck getting positive responses to calling or using decoys. I did notice a few nice toms cruising around wooded edges on a routine basis nearby. So I quickly adjusted my setup, stopped calling, packed away my decoys and went to the area where the birds had been making their morning cruise. One hour later, on a rainy Thursday morning at 10:30am, the opportunity was offered and my 2003 Mathews LXended my MN turkey season as fast as it started. 24lbs. 10" beard and 1"spurs.