I harvested this gobbler on May 6, 2008 at 5:45 in the morning. My partner and I walked across an open field to get set up long before sunrise, but the bird started gobbling at 5:20. Go set up with B-mobile strutting tom decoy and she mobile hen decoy. We were literally set up in some brush just sitting on our knees (no big trees) when we heard the bird fly down and start triple gobbling to the light yelps and purrs I gave him.
Then SILENCE. After about 10 minutes, I looked at my partner and thought, "We lost him again." Without warning he let out a gobble a mere 30 yards away on top of the hill in the feild. Three hens had flown down and he was spittin' and drummin'. I gave some hard puts and his head went up. Bad mistake on his part as he ended up being my first New York gobbler.