[/size][size=85]So I grabbed him and we commenced to fight right in that mud hole.
Yeeehaaa! Tha's what I'm talkin' about. LMAO.
I've never understood the mad dash to a downed turkey. It doesn't make any sense running with a loaded firearm. I've seen many a hunter run and fall, especially on freshly plowed fields. I've read that hunters used to hurry to "finish off" turkeys so they wouldn't thrash about unecessarily and damage too many prized feathers. Well, the few times I've stood on a dying turkey's neck it caused them to thrash even more and I've gotten spurred.
I just remain seated and alert with my gun up in case I need a follow up shot, which is seldom required. I surmise that the dash originated many decades ago when turkeys were taken with shotguns and loads ill suited to the task and the turkey getting away was a real possibility. In lean economic times, second shots were discouraged because shells were too hard to come by.