So there were four of us in the turkey blind that morning – all four of us. My 6-year old daughter was fast asleep, 8-year old son was calling birds while my wife and I enjoyed the show.
First a couple of jakes flew down not 70 yards away. A few minutes later they were joined by several hens. They soon made their way to our small group of fakes, and passed by at about 20 yards – no shots fired.
Late for the show was mister Tom. To join the others he had little option but to pass right by us and his pause at the decoys gave us the chance we had hoped for.
That’s when things got interesting. Soon after the shot was fired, and the bird was down, along came this great-horned owl & we caught the above video.
I have never seen or heard of this happening before, though owls are known predators of turkeys, especially young ones. The owl enjoyed a quick meal of neck-meat before we exited the blind.