Long_imageIt had rained all night and Wisconsin turkey hunter Mike Long didn’t know what he would face when the morning came around. Despite all of the water, he hit the woods and decided to try to make the most of it. He did.

Hearing at least eight different toms from the roost as daylight arrived, Mike finally began working two toms. Unfortunately, a fence about 200 yards off was enough to stop their approach. The hunter worked his way 150 yards around the fence and again attempted to work the birds to the call.

Using the wet grass to muffle his noise, Mike crawled to an ambush point. As one of the longbeards stepped into range a mere 30 yards away, he pulled the trigger.

The trophy weighed 22 pounds, sported a 10-inch beard and one-inch spurs. That’s the way not to be deterred by a little rain.

I know some of my best hunts have come on rainy days when the wet stuff stopped and the longbeards headed for the fields to dry out.

Mike will be entered into our “Give Us The Bird” contest with prizes offered by Carry-Lite, Hunter’s Specialties, Knight & Hale, Quaker Boy, Primos, Woodhaven Custom Calls and Woods Wise. For complete details and rules, click here.