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By Terry Otto
The Columbian 

Gobbling in the Gorge


April 25, 2018

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GOBBLER IN GLORY: A tom turkey struts near Goldendale.

This story originally ran April 18, 2018, in The Columbian. It is used by permission.

Rain fell softly into the damp, dark woods in the predawn darkness. My surroundings slowly took form in the gathering light of dawn, and I soon heard tom turkeys gobbling over a mile away to the east. That caused another group of birds to break into gobbles to the north, once again quite a way off.

Another flock of birds gobbled to the west, not quite as far away as the others. However, there wasn't so much as a peep anywhere near where I sat. The light sounds of my hen calls got the birds to gobble again, but I knew they were too far away to come to me.

After a few short bursts the birds went silent. Th...

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