|The pack was heavier than I thought!|
|My Bivy Tent and Backpack|
|Ron built a blind|
It was truly a great turkey hunt. We had seen turkeys each day although not in great numbers, but it was enough. We had encountered lots of wildlife and experienced several nights under the stars. My backpacking gear all functioned very well and my backing food was even acceptable for Ron. I plucked and cleaned my bird later that morning. I also kept the wing feathers so that I can have arrow fletchings made from them and of course I kept the beard and tail feathers for an attempt at mounting them (perhaps another blog topic). I know that the turkey meat will make an excellent meal, but the memories from hunts like these are the real prize. They will last me for the rest of my life as I reflect on good times, with great friends, in the great outdoors!