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, and then see how things actually turned out.
Conclusion: Roundup at Rope Ridge
Upon hearing the field-edge birds gobble for the umpteenth time, I'd had enough. I rose from my setup and looked for a route that would take me at least a little closer to the breeding flock.
Turns out that was the wrong decision, but I got lucky. Just as I rose, the timid gobbler finally sounded off -- 60 steps away on the ridge. He'd been approaching silently the entire time. If I had moved, or if the bird hadn't finally gobbled, I'd have blown the deal.
I quickly sat down, leveled my gun toward the sound and yelped one more time. Minutes later, a dandy 2-year-old longbeard was flopping on the ridge.
Not surprisingly, the field-edge longbeards gobbled at the shot.
What decision did you make?
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