Here's a couple pics of the bird I got Monday. Kind of surprised me that I even got to hear one, our birds were past their peak 3 or 4 weeks before season started, and that's been almost a month ago. Almost every year, get up in the big mtns and it's not as bad. Hunted on the east side of Elkhorn Mtn, about 3000', really went up after a load of locust posts. Didn't get out of town till 9:30, had to take the girl to school, check mom, etc. I'd called 10/15 minutes each at 4 or 5 spots, didn't hear squat. Last spot I called was on the top of a big ridge, fooled around 15=20 minutes, didn't hear anything, turned the dog loose just to let her take a pee/crap. Turned the truck around and drove 5-600 yards, to a good stand of locust trees, dog still loose. Chainsaw on the tailgate, ear plugs in, looked around to make sure the beagle was in the clear before I started up the saw, and noticed her perk-up. Looking back towards the ridge where we'd just left. Pulled out my plugs, made another call and it gobbled down low on the ridge. (where the dog was looking.) She's hard headed like most beagles, caught her, put her in the cab and rolled up the windows, got my rifle and took off. By my watch it was 12:15, think I set up on him 4 times?, woods are getting thick now, I'd set up, call and when he answered I'd move. Guess he gobbled 8 or 9 times, last time just out of sight, watched him in the brush for a couple minutes, fartin around, stepped out in clear, I quit counting at 70 steps. 18.87#, 9.5" beard, didn't measure his spurs, fairly pointy. That's the first spring bird I've bagged in a while, and only the 2nd turkey that I've heard gobble in 2 seasons, so I'm happy with him.