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Turkey season is just around the corner for you folks down south and out west, so I thought I’d post a video of a guy whose turkey hunting skills could use just a bit of sharpening.
In it, a hunter patiently waits in the tall grass behind a decoy as a curious bird comes running.
Now, I’m not one to judge. I’ve had my share of misses—some so close and so easy that they haunt me still—and I’m guessing you have to.
Sometimes the moment just gets on top of you. The adrenaline starts coursing through you, and you forget your basics.
But…this is on a different level completely. I can’t really do it justice. You just have to watch. The action starts about 19 seconds in.
The hunter pops up, and you can tell he’s panicked. Maybe he’s a first-timer and he wasn’t ready for the bird to be that close.
Whatever the reason, his first shot is a complete whiff. His second wings the animal, and the third I can’t tell. Either way, he has no other option than to chase the bird down and finish the job.
For a second, it looks like he contemplates clubbing the turkey to death with his shotgun. If that is the case, he wisely reconsiders.
He eventually catches the bird and steps on its neck. I couldn’t help but laugh when he turned back to the cameraman and gave a thumbs-up.
Hey, he eventually got the job done, so who am I to judge his methods?