I just finished the Jim Spencer article 2010: Tales of Triumph and Woe. All I can say is wow! I actually don't feel so bad now. After reliving my mistakes this past spring 1000 times it is nice to see an expert actually open up and show us the facts of hunting. We are programed by all the latest and greatest gear and DVD's how to walk in the woods call a few times, pull the trigger and head back to the porch to plan the next hunt. In real life we have to get up every day trudge to our "honey hole", public land and work our tails off sometimes to just hear a bird...let alone shoot one. Other years it is literally a walk in the park.
I know I messed up 5 or 6 birds- 3 in one day and had a shot form my hunting land off property at 40 yds I could have taken, but those ethics anyway. I say that to say this, thank you T&TH for the truth of how turkey hunting is. This maddening disease that effects us all; Turkey one day and feathers the next as Jim would say. God Bless and be safe!