Got back from the hunting up north with my wife Monday night. Needless to say it was an adventure. Headed down a jeep trail with crew cab SD250 diesel 4x4 at 2am Sunday morning . It was about 2 miles to get to the bottom of the canyon-40mins later pretty tuff and scary, some spots were 6 inches on side. Huge boulders on 1 side and the drop off to the bottom on the other. Water still coming out of the hills. up down, up down, switch back. Rocks grinding the truck and mud flying. You get the idea. I need a freaking light bar. eyes aren't what they use to be. Finally got to where we needed to be. Hiked in and setup the blind. Called in a jake and 2 hens from the next ridge at at 645. My wife missed the jake at 40yds at ~710am. Oh my the expletives; ok wow the expletives Who is this person You get the idea The birds just kinda walked off. 930 got a response to a big Tom, we could see him about 300 yrds up the ridge. Fanning back and forth. Cutts, Purrs, yelps. kept calling. seemed endless. He started to come when I went to a fighting purr. Then, he just stopped. This was nuts. 45 mins of calling and wouldn't come in. We sat idle until about 2pm. every 30 mins or so I was letting out a very loud series of yelps to carry up and down the canyon. Finally got a response from 3 different Toms. jeez, they were waaaaay off, 400-500yds. Man, turkeys can hear After 1 hr of going back and forth, 2 Toms finally showed on the same ridge where the one was in the morning that wouldn't come down. Spent 40mins calling back and forth- nothing they finally walked off. 20 mins of shoot time left , we decided to pack up and head out because we knew what was in front of us. Put the truck in low 4x4; just wanted to get back to the top of the canyon without getting stranded. Made it up to the gate in about 1 hr. My wife went to unlock the gate and the truck bogged down on a 45 deg incline. Buried it to the rear pumpkin. Thank god there was finally cell coverage. Called a friend with an off road jeep that had a super duty winch. He came and pulled us out. Decided Monday hunting was out after the truck beating, so Sunday night succumbed to a couple bottles of red wine All in all a great trip. Lots of great memories, especially being in god's country an spending time with my wife.