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Strategy For Wise Old Gobblers: Kill ’Em Softly
A long time ago, while working a bird on the side of a steep hardwood hill, I fell into a rut that took me an entire season to climb out of. This old bird was partial to hard, aggressive hen talk, and he wouldn’t have it any other way. I guess he gobbled 40 or 50 times before I finished him off at 17 yards. When I wrapped my hands around his scaly legs, I sat back down and thought about how the hunt had played out. I thought about how much he liked my calling and the aggressive style I had used. I decided right then and there that I would work every bird in the future the same way I had worked that old mountain bird. That’s when I fell in the ditch.

I wasted the next season hammering every bird I encountered while wondering why I didn’t kill a bird the whole season. My calling had improved, and heading into my third year, I believed it would be hard to...

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