Well, I got out in the woods yesterday morning well before daylight. I checked a couple of spots and had located a gobbler along the edge of a creek, using an owl call. I made my way down to the edge of a field that borders the creek and set up. I soon realized that there were 2 gobblers one to my right and one directly in front of me, both on the opposite side of the creek. I used some soft calling every 10 minutes are so to keep them interested. The one to my right was a lot more vocal, he could not get done with one gobble before letting out another one. But the one directly in front of me sounded a lot closer. After about 30 minutes of keeping them fired up, I decided to try and coax one in. Using my hand I smacked my leg imitating a fly down sound. I then perfomed one more set of calls, then I heard one of the gobblers fly down. As soon as he hit the ground he shut up and would not make a sound. Well as old birds will do he circled me and got behind me. When I realized what he was doing it was game over! I slowly tried to turn around and heard the sound we all hate...putt..putt! I never even got to see him.
One of my favorite Slate calls.
Well, after the second gobbler started driffting further away, I decided to move from that location. I began walking the property and stopping every hundred yards or so to sit down and call for a few minutes. I have to say, while doing this type of hunting the Chaos was awesome. The Lo-Ready sling is my new best friend. It made carrying the Chaos up and down hills, and through hardwoods a piece of cake! If i needed to stop and call or glass the fields, I could just let the Chaos hang and rest against me. Having the Lo-Ready sling really cut down on fatigue allowing me to do more walking and hunting.
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My chaos with a wildgame action cam mounted on the scope.
After having no sucess walking most of the property, I decided to head to a ground blind I had set up earlier. I set up my B-mobile decoy and 2 hen decoys in the edge of the field. I settle into my blind that was placed about 15 yards inside the woods. I began calling every 10 minutes are so. After about 20 minutes I caught movement around my decoys. There was a hen making her way around the edge of the field. I watched her cut down into the woods about 50 yards from my blind. While I was leaned forward watching the hen, I heard a noise to my left. There he was, as all animals seem to do he had appeared out of now where. The gobbler was right at 25 yards away, and was turned going away from me. I leaned up for a shot and had to turn hard right due to a tree limb. I settled the crosshairs and squeezed the trigger on my Chaos. I watch as the turkey jumped and trotted about 10 yards. He then began walking as if nothing had happened. DANG! Did i miss? I nocked another arrow but could not get a follow up shot. I watched him for as far as i could until he disappeared into a thicket. I finally got up and retrieved my arrow...no blood. I then found 3 or 4 feathers with blood. It appears I just grazed him. I spent about an hour searching for anymore sign to be on the safe side but found no sign. A very sick feeling to have everything come together and not follow through on my end. So while the Chaos performed flawlessly in everway...I failed to do my part. The Chaos has truely grown on me after this hunt. Its design is top notch for any hunting situation. From the Lo-Ready sling i mentinoned before to the flat bottom that kept my time in the ground blind comfortable. I never found the red thumbsavers to be an issue, and loved that I was able to quickly hand cock the bow to prepare for a follow up shot. The Chaos has quickly risen to the top of my list as my favorite crossbow I have owned.
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