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: Hurry Sundown
Not wanting to see any more Rios fly around the landscape, I opted to sit tight. There was a chance more birds would filter through the area, and I liked my setup. It was Texas, after all, and there was almost always another turkey nearby.
The breeze died about an hour before sundown, so I cranked up my calling, getting fairly aggressive on a raspy glass call. After one sequence, I paused and cocked my ear. Had I heard a gobble? I waited a minute and then yelped again. Sure enough.
The bird was high atop a mesquite flat overlooking the field. And when I called to him again, there was no doubt he was coming. In fact, that gobbler ran down the hill, raced to within 25 steps of my tree and then popped his white head high.
Resplendent in the late-afternoon light, that gobbler might have been the prettiest I've ever seen. And when he flopped at the shot, I felt even better about my decision to enjoy the Texas sunset.
What decision did you make?
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