Yesterday I had an Eastern turkey hen that came into my hunting area. She came within 10 yards of my pop-up blind! It was awesome!

She was chirping, cutting, and making noise the whole way. The video, below, gives you a good opportunity to hear what the turkey hen calls are like in the area that I was hunting.

I kept cutting back to the left in the video, even though the turkey hen was going right, because I was convinced that the gobbler was going to follow her out from the left. He never did.

She continued making noise, until I tried to respond with my own call. After listening to it on video (that hit the cutting floor), I know why. I sounded awful! However, this was a great learning lesson for me! Since I heard her calls, I practiced a bit and managed to match her sounds, perfectly!

Nothing much happened for a couple hours after this encounter. Right at sunset, a gobbler scared me with several gobbles. He ended up moving away as a hard rain moved in. Although I went home empty-handed, it was an amazing hunt!

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