In "Decision Time," Editor Brian Lovett will share 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.The Hilltop Hole
So there I was at Temptation Corner, almost not wanting to touch a call.
The spot is so named because it marks the boundary between property I have permission to hunt and two properties I cannot hunt. The turkeys, of course, are usually on the properties I cannot hunt, but they’ll usually gobble at you from Temptation Corner, and they’ll often come to check you out. That’s where the temptation part comes in. If they top the rise and come out of the neighbors’ woods into the open ground I can hunt, there’s no problem. But of course, they often stop inside the timber at the top of the rise, just inside the property line. And shooting across the line ain’t an option.
But I had nowhere else to go that day, so I walked to the corner and yelped on an aluminum call. Sure enough, two raucous gobbles fired back. A minute later, more yelping brought frenzied gobbling. They were coming.
I had about 30 seconds to make a play. There was enough roll to the terrain on my property to let me back off, get out of sight and hopefully draw the birds onto the legal ground, searching for the unseen hen. Or, I could stake a decoy out, find a quick setup and hope the fake pulled the gobblers across the line.
By even mulling those options, I’d wasted 10 seconds. It was time to act.What would you have done? Post your decision below.
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