- Oct 5, 2001
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Yesterday afternoon was really windy here so i setup where I knew the birds liked to roost in bad weather. He was strutting in a pasture about 400 yds away at 5:30 and the first time the wind let up I gave him a short series of yelps. After that I only clucked and purred on the few occassions that the wind would let up. My last call was at 7:00 and at 7:30 I saw him stretch his wings about 35 yds away. He moved into the edge of the woods looking for me and when he turned broadside and I could see the beard I layed into him. He went into a violent death flop so I eased out to secure him and a hen and another longbeard were standing there watching him. I stayed behing a tree and they casually walked off. The coolest thing about the whole deal was that i called him in with one of my slate over glass calls that I make. This is the first season one of my friction calls has been to the woods and this is the first bird called in to the gun by one to the best of my knowledge!