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.Hot Ham Dinner
What a week. I’d experienced 8 inches of fresh snow, a day with ice, two days with rain and now a windy, miserable final day of my Wisconsin season. Needless to say, I hadn’t tagged a bird.
Oh, I’d worked a few and had even come whisker-close a couple of times. However, as you know, that doesn’t mean much when you’re in the turkey-dinner business. I’d hunted every property on which I had permission except one, and I wasn’t very excited about going there, as it was more of a late-season spot.
Further, it was Easter Sunday, and I had to quit early and return home for brunch. Family is more important than a turkey, after all. I’d actually missed Easter while on a hunting trip one year, and I swore I’d never do it again.
So at 8 a.m., I rose from yet another doomed setup and mulled my fate. After four-plus days of tough hunting, and with prospects looking even gloomier, a wise man would have packed away his yelper and enjoyed Easter. There was time for one brief setup at the sole unhunted property, but I doubted that would turn the tide.
Faced with the prospect of a cold hunt or a hot dinner, I had to choose.What would you have done? Post your decision below.
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