Conclusion: Bean and Mean

In this interactive feature, Editor Brian Lovett shares a scenario from his 20+ years of turkey hunting, asking "What would you do?"
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Conclusion: Bean and Mean

Postby Brian Lovett » September 22nd, 2010, 3:54 am

In "Decision Time," Editor Brian Lovett shares a scenario from his 20-plus years hunting turkeys. Each hinges on a critical decision. Post what choice you would have made, then see how things actually turned out.

Conclusion: Bean and Mean

Stoltz soon began calling, so I knew his answer. And the more I thought about the situation, the more I?relaxed. Sure, the deer had made the hens nervous, but I suspected the birds wouldn't go too far -- especially with fresh beans in the ground. Sticking it out was probably the best bet.

After about 20 minutes, I saw something slinking through the tree line about 65 yards to our left.

"Turkey coming," Stoltz whispered. "It's a gobbler."

Actually, it was two, and five minutes later, one was flopping.

"Man, I was kind of nervous there for a while," I said as we approached the bird.

"Yeah, me too," Stoltz replied. "But I was going to tell you that we needed to stay here, even though those hens got kind of spooked by the deer. I think those birds are just keying on this beanfield hot and heavy right now, so I didn't want to leave them."

Heck, the plan worked out almost well enough to make me an optimist again -- almost.

What decision did you make?

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RE: Conclusion: Bean and Mean

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » September 22nd, 2010, 9:08 am

Bingo [:D]
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RE: Conclusion: Bean and Mean

Postby Cut N Run » September 23rd, 2010, 11:37 am

Shows what I know about hunting around agriculture. Way to go.

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