Next weekend I have a turkey hunt planned in Vernon County. I have been along on one turkey hunt before but haven't had the opportunity to shoot one myself. I am very excited, for more than one reason.
The first reason is obvious: the thrill of hearing, chasing, and hopefully dropping a gobbler.
Another reason I'm excited is also the main reason I'm slightly apprehensive: my hunt will be filmed, which I have mixed feelings about. I will forever have my first turkey hunt on film, so I'll be able to share it with others. I always think about my wedding and wish I had filmed that; it all went so fast.
But having the whole thing captured on camera also puts a bit more pressure on me to do everything right. I sure hope I don't make a bad shot and the camera saves the memory. Will we be running and gunning? Sitting in a blind? Even more important, will I see a turkey?
I can't be certain what the weather will be, or if a turkey will come close enough. One thing I am sure of, though, is that I'm looking forward to the excitement. There's really nothing like turkey hunting – or so I've heard. Soon enough, I'll know for myself.