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
There he stood, his cobalt-white head and coal-black feathers almost glowing in the Kentucky sunshine. Fourteen years later, I still consider that bird the epitome of gobbler perfection.
Trouble was, he was in the middle of a damnable field, following umpteen hens as they did their random early-morning turkey thing. My friend and I weren't going to call in this turkey. We couldn't crawl on him, either.
Some options were available, though. The breeding flock was at the opposite end of the large rectangular field, but the birds were slowly heading toward our side of the opening.
"If they keep coming this way, we might have a crack at them," I whispered. "We can find a good setup and wait them out."
My friend nodded but seemed skeptical.
"If we slip closer, we'd be in good position if they duck into the woods on this side," he said. "There's enough timber to slip within 60 to 70 yards of them."
True enough. But who could predict what the birds would do? And if we chose the wrong option, the morning would be finished.
What would you have done? Post your decision below.
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