I never had the desire to hunt turkeys. I don't know why, maybe I just had other goals.
When I hunted blacktail in central California last summer, I saw my first wild turkey up close and personal. By the end of the hunt, with a great buck on the ground, I had seen at least a hundred birds. I said to myself, "Self, why haven't you ever hunted these birds? They are all over!" I thought about those turkeys almost every day leading up to the next turkey season, and I bought every video and call I could find. The week prior to the hunt, that diaphragm call didn't leave my mouth. Everyone I knew and worked with were annoyed as could be.