Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

In this interactive feature, Editor Brian Lovett shares a scenario from his 20+ years of turkey hunting, asking "What would you do?"
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Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby Brian Lovett » February 23rd, 2011, 4:03 am

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: Thy Partner's Turkey

Of course, you turkey killers out there know what I did. Let a longbeard walk? Never.

I shot the strutter at 25 steps and then apologized up and down to my buddy.

"Heck, I was wondering when you were going to shoot," he said.

His understanding made me feel better, and I vowed that we'd get on a turkey that afternoon.

And do you know what? We did. In fact, my friend shot a Rio Grande with spurs just shy of 2 inches.
Maybe he'd known something I hadn't.

What decision did you make?

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RE: Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby dewey » February 23rd, 2011, 5:10 am

Every friend of mine wold have swore up and down at me if we had the same situation and I didn't shoot. Sounds like your friend got a heck of a gobbler that afternoon anyways.

Another good learning situation Brian.

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RE: Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby educote » February 23rd, 2011, 9:04 am

Good man!

Yeah, we would have discussed that ahead of time too. You got to handle yo' business and take what the Lord provides. Plus, he blessed your friend with a primo bird afterwards teaching a great turkey hunting lesson - what I want a'int what I always get btu what He gives me is always just right.

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RE: Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby dewey » February 23rd, 2011, 10:00 am

ORIGINAL: educote

great turkey hunting lesson - what I want ain't what I always get but what He gives me is always just right.



Well said educote!

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RE: Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby TeocTom » February 23rd, 2011, 2:28 pm

I am glad that everyone got to get a gobbler in the end!

By the way, I love these Decission time posts!
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RE: Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby RoanokeGbblr » February 24th, 2011, 12:54 pm

I want to go to Texas!  Glad you whacked him. I know if it was me and my partner's I wouldn't have to think twice.  I really like these stories. Keep em' coming!

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RE: Conclusion: Thy Partner's Turkey

Postby WillowRidgeCalls » February 25th, 2011, 8:42 am

Good job Brian. [;)]
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