In "Decision Time," Editor Brian Lovett shares 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
Conclusion: A Fool and His Mouth Call
Contrary to conventional wisdom and common sense, I went after him with aggressive yelping and cutting. He didn't gobble, but I sallied forth, pausing to catch my breath after every ear-splitting calling series.
After 30 minutes of fire-hosing the turkey with my calls, I had no idea where the turkey was or what it was doing. I only knew he wasn't in front of my gun barrel. So, I paused for a few moments to consider my next move.
That's when he gobbled, of course, roughly 15 steps behind me. I tried to get the gun around on him but only spooked him -- again.
Sigh. Turkey hunting might be the only activity in which you can be so right yet end up dead wrong.
What decision did you make?
Click here to return to the scenario.
to get Deer & Deer Hunting's deluxe-edition shot simulator!