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: A Bench Too Far
Patience and positioning are usually critical when dealing with any turkey, and we already had the latter. I just needed to exercise the former. I decided to wait that old buzzard out.
At any moment, I?expected to see that white softball periscope above the ridge. I clucked and purred. He gobbled. I went silent for long stretches. He gobbled. I scratched in the leaves. He gobbled. One time, I thought about calling, and I'm pretty sure he gobbled.
But he never came. And soon, he was gone. I was stunned.
"Maybe you should have belly-crawled him," I said sheepishly to my friend.
He sighed and shook his head.
"Maybe so," he replied.
Not exactly a vote of confidence.
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