- Oct 17, 2004
HMMMMM was that Benelli?There are some good ones here guys. Keep 'em going. I thought I was the only one that had a tree fall on an approaching gobbler. What about slippin' in close to a roosted bird before daylight, and I mean close. You slip a shell in the ol' auto, and ease the slide forward. Trying to be as quiet as you can. The gobbler has read the script. Gobbles 25+ times on the limb, flapps two or three times and sails out and lands within 30yds. You were too close to put out the decoy, and that gobbler is starin' a hole through the tree where those sweet tree yelps were coming from. You need to move slightly to the left to line up the shot. He's nervous, but no big deal. You move, his head is up, he's turning to leave, he tucks those wings, and you know it's now or never. You squeeze the trigger,"CLICK", the action wasn't closed up on the shell. You can't believe it, the bird is now at a sprint, your mind is racing, "What the hay" you shuck the action, the bird is gone, and the "only" shell in the gun is on the ground.