Conclusion: Another Day in Mexico

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: Another Day in Mexico

Postby Brian Lovett » March 28th, 2012, 9:43 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: Another Day in Mexico

The turkeys stayed by the ranch because of water, which, in dry regions, is almost as attractive as a feeder. That’s where my friend plopped his seat cushion the next morning.

When several gobblers started ripping it on the roost in the mountains above, he momentarily regretted his decision. When the birds went silent after flydown, he kicked himself a bit. But when four strutters followed multiple hens through the ranch yard toward the stock tank, he got over it. His big Gould’s gobbler, complete with a stunning white-tipped tail, hit the dirt at 20 paces.

And wouldn’t you know it? His bird was bigger than mine. Of course, that wasn’t difficult.

What decision did you make?

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