The Tale of the Autumn Gobbler Inspired by EOTech
It was a picture perfect fall morning as I set out for just my second turkey hunt ever. Squirrels scampered through the woods, the sounds of geese filled the orange sky as the sun rose, my breath seemed to hover around me. As I walked to a corner of where an alfalfa patch met some hardwoods I scanned the ground intently looking for turkey sign. I came across a small almost barely recognizable trail where there seemed to be a plethora of turkey feathers dancing on the blades of grass in the wind. I knew this was the spot where my first turkey would be harvested. I placed my turkey decoy about ten yards from where the trail came out and viewed it from every angle to make sure the realistic decoy would catch the turkey's eye. I now had to find my spot to tuck away into the underbrush were I could seemly disappear from the keen eye of the autumn gobbler. I found a tree surrounded by vines and overgrowth were I wedged my self into. I had just enough room for my EO-Tech 512 RT to see out of to hopefully deliver the fatal blow. After I was settled in I took out my call and scratched out a few yelps and cuts. I waited intently for a response yet but the air seemed eerily quiet. I waited for sometime and sent out some yelps again. I grew impatient and kept checking my phone as my time deadline drew closer. All of a sudden from the trail I saw three white heads bobbling out of the woods, looking like bobble heads on a dashboard. They approached the decoy with a look of intense disdain. They ruffled out their feathers and began attacking the decoy with the utmost ferocity. As this bedlum was occurring I slowly lifted my EOTech equipped Mossberg Ulti Mag to center on the biggest of the turkeys. My problem was they were all so close I feared that the lethal turkey round would drop all three and I would be left in the woods two tags short. I waited for the pandemonium at the decoy to stop. As the hens pulled away I carefully picked my target, took a deep breath, and pulled the trigger as the center dot on the EOTech A65 reticle sat focused on the turkey's head. The sound of the gun blast rang out across the field, and the turkey dropped. My EO-tech once again had proved it effectiveness as my first turkey lay sitting just yards away from my decoy. I burst out of the leafy underbrush and picked up the bird. As I walked back to my vehicle I could only think about how my EO-Tech holographic weapon scope had helped me have another productive hunt.