Turkeys are usually “henned up” and tough to call during the opening days of the spring hunting season, but not always.
Scott Pope and Matt Reed of Oklahoma City had a successful opening day Wednesday in Grant County near the Salt Fork River.
The hunters were worried the high winds would hurt the hunting, but the birds were talking in the morning and receptive to calls.
Pope’s gobbler had a 9-inch beard and 1-inch spurs, while Reed’s tom boasted a 9-inch bear and 1 ¼-inch spurs.
Oklahoma’s spring turkey season remains open through May 6.