Have you heard it?
Not many have. If you ever do hear it, only then will you fully
understand why the majestic "spitting and drumming" sounds of an old
dominant Tom, can cause conscientious men to bid their families and
careers farewell during turkey season in an attempt to hear it.
If you have heard it, he was close. When they're
close, strange things may occur. Some have said they felt the ground
shaking. One, told me that he knew the bird was close behind and
while remaining motionless, looked out of the lower corner of his
eye and could see the bottom of a beard a few inches away. The
closeness caused this hunter to "black out" from lack of oxygen.
Gene Nunnery, "The Old Pro Turkey Hunter," said
"the real reward for successful turkey hunting lay in winning the
battle, not necessarily exterminating the foe". Our guides are
fanatical about turkeys and will get you into a battle. It will then
be up to you, should you decide to exterminate the foe.
Our three day hunts include all meals and lodging and
a two bird limit. We limit the number of hunts to four per year in order
to protect our abundant population. It has been said that if you can
kill a turkey in Alabama, then you can kill them anywhere. Test your
turkey skills at Pine Ridge.