Conclusion: Manifest Destiny

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: Manifest Destiny

Postby Brian Lovett » March 2nd, 2011, 7:57 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, and then see how things actually turned out.

Conclusion: Manifest Destiny

Enough was enough. I'd come more than a quarter-mile for the turkey, and I wasn't stopping without him. I ditched my vest by the woods edge, got in low-crawling mode and aimed for a small finger ridge about 75 steps away. From there, I'd have a good view of where the gobbler had been.

When reached the crest of the smaller ridge, I eased next to the only tree in sight and glassed the area. Nothing. I waited. Still nothing.

"Doggone it, I'll bet he -- wait," I thought.

Sure enough, the tip of a fan glistened just over the top of the main ridge. The bird was probably 60 yards away and hadn't seen me.

Two yelping series, four gobbles and a 20-second turkey trot later, the gobbler was flopping 30 steps from me. Whew. Who said Midwesterners can't make a go of it out West?

What decision did you make?

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RE: Conclusion: Manifest Destiny

Postby RoanokeGbblr » March 3rd, 2011, 4:19 am

Purdy work Brian!
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RE: Conclusion: Manifest Destiny

Postby Gobblerman » March 10th, 2011, 3:53 am

Not quite matching my prediction,....but the end result was the same!   Image
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RE: Conclusion: Manifest Destiny

Postby TRapper » March 27th, 2011, 8:29 am

matched it about right, i would have done the same
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