Conclusion: The Golden Horde

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: The Golden Horde

Postby Brian Lovett » September 27th, 2011, 1:46 pm

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: The Golden Horde

We could only read the situation and react. When the gobbler finally gave up and ran from the mob of jakes, we noted the direction he traveled and sprinted to do a long end-around. Luckily, there was just enough cover and terrain to let us navigate a mesquite flat and slip into the narrow live oak-filled draw where the bird had gone. If he stuck to that natural corridor, we’d be waiting.

A few minutes after we sat down, a white head appeared, followed by several crimson-necked turkeys. The jakes were still dogging that poor gobbler. Man, they sure looked funny flying out of there like quail when my buddy put the hammer down on the longbeard.

What decision did you make?

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