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
. The Siren Song
If you've turkey hunted long enough, you've heard this: "That gobbler is here every day -- every day, I'm telling you."
Sure he is.
Still, that happens often enough that you can't discount such reports. You just have to see for yourself.
Several springs ago, friend Matt Egge and I had received that advice about a Wisconsin longbeard that was reportedly visiting a pasture every morning. The intelligence seemed solid, so Egge and I found a comfortable hay-bale setup the final day of the season and settled in. Then the rain started.
The first hour netted nothing.
The second hour was a repeat of the first.
At some point during the third hour, I heard a distant gobble.
"What do you think?" I asked Egge.
"The bird's here every day," he responded.
"Yeah, but that bird's over there right now," I said.
I knew he wanted to leave the pasture and chase the other turkey. However, neither of us would admit we were concerned about abandoning a supposedly sure thing. What would you have done?
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