i don't run around trying to stir up a spark of interest in people . but , many of the people i have helped to get started i also work with and i reckon my turkey tales and constant turkey talk helped to stir their interest . AND , there is also those fellers [ ain't never had a woman ask me to take 'em turkey hunting ] that will express their desire to go with me . and some of them will never see the sun come up standing by me .
now i don't think that eggshell is selfish for stating his opinion , but selfish is not in me when it comes to turkey hunting . if i run into you in the woods and strike up a conversation , i'll willingly tell you where i have seen or heard birds . and part of that willingness also gives me an opportunity to hunt the same area behind some of these folks and work a bird they didn't kill . part of the fun of attempting to teach and train is watching theses fellers go through what is sometimes a really violent physical change . they enter the woods in the dark , dressed in the latest camo and sporting the latest in shootin' irons. muscular , youthful and tough men . then we strike a bird and i get to watch them change from robust hunters into quaking and shaking little girls that can barely keep their gun up . it's really neat ! after all , ain't it part of trickin' ol' tom ,,,trying to maintain some physical control of ourselves AND SIT STILL ?
i'll go on trying to help some fellers , young and old , and also try to learn as i go . like others have said ,,, they ain't my turkeys !
''old school turkey tactics''