Awesome that you took him with a recurve!
So far this season I've taken a jake with my shotgun, but tomorrow I plan on getting out there with my old Ben Pierson. Did you build your call for this one? What did you use?
A combination of a box call and a wingbone call on this one. He came in twice. After calling for about 45 minutes, the first time he did not make a sound and surprised me a bit. I took a shot a missed. Then I started calling again and he stopped about a 100 yards out. I called several times and he started back. The I shut up and waited. Took him nearle an hour to return. At time I could see him milling around about 50 yards out. I stayed quiet and he finally got greedy and had to come back to find that hen. The second time I shot I did not miss.
Two Washington toms I got two years ago. Shot one with my 12 gage muzzle loader and the other one with my 12 gage. Now that I moved across the State it's hard to get home to hunt for turkey's. Gas money and all.
I have learned quite a bit over the past few years turkey hunting and the majority of it was how to get that tom within range. Every article you read is littered with talk of fighting purrs, flydown cackles and clucks. What they don't tell you is now that you've caught that tom's interest and he's coming on a string... now what? I have seen more blown or missed turkeys from lack of experience in this area than I can imagine. If you can't seal the deal than you may as well have left the...