Conclusion: The Debate at Fool's Hollow

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 Debate at Fool's Hollow

Postby Brian Lovett » March 7th, 2012, 1:25 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 Debate at Fool's Hollow

Certain the turkey was in the bottom, I made the call. We’d ease around a small finger ridge and slip toward the bottom. And 49 steps into the march, it seemed like a great idea.

At step No. 50, however, the gobbler — which had been above us on the ridge top, and had been slowly working toward us — flushed from a gooseberry bush and weaved his way up the bluff. Had my shotgun not been so tangled in my vest over my shoulder, I could have body-shot him at 20 steps.

No one said a word. We knew we’d blown it big-time. However, I’m pretty sure I saw my buddy — the one who’d coursed the turkey correctly — smirk slightly as we finished our long, hot punishment march.

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Re: Conclusion: The Debate at Fool's Hollow

Postby Bobbyparks » March 9th, 2012, 8:37 pm

Forgive me for saying this but it makes some of us feel better that you don't kill em every time :)

I've gotten to where I have more trouble sometimes telling if the gobble was in front of me...or behind me...and often to get a second gobble to confirm....or I'm in the same boat you were... gobble and I was locked in on him.....can't swear to it...but thinking age may have something to do with it in my case :)

Another good story sir
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