In turkey hunting stories we hear; we read about a tenacious hunter who matches wits with an old gobbler day after day and in some stories year after year. Heck I've told a few of those myself.
A few years ago during late May hunt I thought I was after the same gobbler for 3 days, with great satisfaction I killed him on the morning of day 3 filling my last tag. Weary from a long spring of sleep deprivation I thought this would be my last hunt of the spring and had planned to go back to work. However, the next day at sunrise a gobbler sounded off from the exact same tree!? But I thought I had killed the last active gobbler. Of course I bought another tag to pursue this new/same gobbler. Killed him the first morning out.
Now this question nags at me-
How does a hunter know if it is actually the same bird they are after from day to day?
If you agree with me call it fact; if you disagree - call it my opinion.
After all - we are talking turkey.