My son-in-law David Reynolds and I went bowhunting on family land in Craig County Saturday, and David made an excellent shot on a mature doe after 8:00 A.M. Earlier, we had agreed that the two of us would make two turkey yelps or kee-kees if either of us killed a deer. That signal would let each of us know the status of the other.
Thus, I heard David make two yelps. Although David's calling was, well, not very turkey-like, his aim was perfect and later he recounted his tagging of the whitetail. I, meanwhile saw nothing and my poor fortune continued in the evening when I only saw two whitetails, one at 80 yards and another while I was walking to the vehicle.
A memorably day for David, a forgettable one for me. But I am heading out this morning to try again.