Turkey Tails and Tales from Across the USA: Volume 2 (Paperback)
This is the second book in a series of turkey hunting recollections written by Tom "Doc" Weddle. It details not only the excitement and thrills generated during his annual 12-week trek across America chasing after this greatest of gamebirds, but also many of the trials and tribulations suffered along the way. The author's first volume took his readers along for the ride as he learned the turkey hunting game from 1983-1993, and this one covers the years 1994-2000. Alternating chapters expound upon themes which he just feels like talking about. Weddle is one of the country's most traveled turkey hunters, so his stories and opinions will undoubtedly be of interest to anyone sharing in his springtime passions. Although the book wasn't designed as an instruction manual, there's a wealth of knowledge contained within its storytelling pages. Furthermore, the author's conversational style of writing makes for easy, enjoyable reading.
Tom "Doc" Weddle is a carpenter from Bloomington, Indiana. Some 35 years ago he was lured into the sport of turkey hunting by a friend's mesmerizing tales that made goose bumps run down his spine and the hair on the back of his neck stand at attention. As exciting as those stories were, nothing prepared him for what happened when he first heard a wild turkey's gobble, and from that moment onward, this man became a turkey hunter above anything and everything else in life.Still to this day, nothing thrills him more than standing on a hardwood ridge at the crack of dawn, listening to those same melodious notes as the King of Spring rattles the woods apart with reverberating gobbles. That's when the stars all align for this "Turkey Man," and that's when he most feels alive