Okay so May 4th the opening day of the turkey hunt! Dan and I both drew a tag this year and what fun we have already had with it. Opening day I took time off work and he took 1/2 off work and we went up settlement canyon. We were both dressed in camo, he looking like a mighty tree and well I looked more like an orchard, I guess because I have more ground to cover than he. LOL Anyway so we get all camoed out, get our guns and just as we are to leave the truck he tells me to turn around and he starts shoving a hen decoy in my back vest. Well honestly this is what was going through my mind. We had just discussed that their was 1400 tags given out, so likely to see more hunters, I am dressed like a tree and if I lift my arm I have a turkey head coming out which looks like it is poking its head around a tree, seriously I was wondering if this was suicide or if maybe he had upped my life insurance the week before or something.
Well putting my faith in him we began to hike. Okay in my defense this is the first sign of exercise this orchard has had since before winter. So as I walked my lungs expanded to a degree that has not been met in well probably 5 years since I had my last child, so as I walk I began to breath harder and then a little cough comes out, okay so a big cough I sounded like a horse that was fed bad hay (do not recommend peanut butter cups and diet coke as hibernation food for winter). I kept getting looks from Dan but what am I supposed to do human nature when you can't breathe you gasp.
So after we got the breathing under control it was the twigs, well when an orchard steps on a tree it is going to crack and when it cracks it is not a silent sound. He would shake his head and whisper it is just a little further. Well a little further ended up being a hike to Bear Trap Flat if you are familiar at all.
We had fun and it was great to get out and have some alone time. We have continued to hunt during the evenings when we can and the only thing we have got so far are pictures. I am hoping to have a post on here soon with a bird to show off. If not it will definitely be a high-light in my memory book.