Thursday, May 1, 2008

An encounter with a Turkey

Recently, Spencer has enjoyed hunting.  His first hunt was elk, he had a great time, and decided to try turkey.  I guess Turkey can see very well, they can even see you blink, so you have to cover your face!  In the spring Turkey are very vulnerable, if they hear a call, they come looking for a fight, or for a mate.  Spencer and some friends called in a Turkey and saw one.  You are only allowed 3 shots in your gun at a time.  And you have to shoot a turkey in the head, other wise it just sort of bounces off them.
So they see this turkey and Spencer fires off two shots and just wounds it because it starts to run away, naturally Spencer runs after it. (Boy am I bummed I missed that, my man running thru the forest ready to shoot chasing a turkey)  As he is running he reaches into his pocket for more shots, but blasted pulls out his chapstick.  He was afraid it was going to fly away. (WHAT! Turkey fly?!  well I guess they  more glide, but either way I know I would be freaked out to be enjoying a nice day in the woods, and see a  Turkey in the sky!!!)  So anyway Spencer fires with his last shot and gets it, he broke its neck!  None of these three hunters had ever gotten a Turkey before, so they just did what they know, and skinned it like an elk.  All this was Friday so we planned to have a lovely turkey dinner for Sunday dinner.  Spencer was in charge and decided to deep fry the Turkey, never having done that before, he just followed the package directions.    
Note to everyone reading, don't deep fry a turkey that has no skin for too long, it become inedible.  Hilarious!!!  We had to cook some chicken for dinner instead. Oh well my husband is a great hunter, but not such a great cook.  And I think this is a great story.

7 comments:

little jill said...

Deep fry? Really? He's been looking at those cabella's catalogs too much. Only the pros can pull that off.

It makes for a more memorable story though eh???

sarbear said...

oh wow. that fried turkey looks so sad.

that's a good visual of a grown man running through the forest after a turkey fumbling with chapstick while wielding a gun. boys are funny.

mandi said...

love the header, your skills are improving, maybe you can take ome pics of my kids, just a thought. Oh spencer, the fruits of your labor were fried.(that's funny huh, get it)I guess turkeys only want to be cooked on Thanksgiving, he's was protesting!!

Jen said...

That is sooo funny! He really went chasing after it....I can totally see that! Boys...they always have to try new things huh? Loved the picture of the burnt turkey....what a great story to remember!

CheLLis&ALex said...

that is great!!! it almost sounds like an action movie....i can see it now!! too bad you couldnt eat it, it might have been a lil awkward anyway!

Julie said...

LOL!! Cracking up!! ...I can only imagine what what that must have looked like...At least he didn't get chapped lips...good work Spencer! Way to provide for the family! ARRRRR....

Niki (Crum) Worthen said...

that really is the best story!! dinner was so funny that night! poor spence, he will never live this one down!