The Hardest Turkey’s Teach the Best Lessons

The Hardest Turkey’s Teach the Best Lessons

By Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland

As easy as “easy turkeys” can be, “hard turkeys” can be just as hard. I have seen grown men
turned into zombie-like creatures that can’t concentrate, behave or even function as a human due
to a lengthy encounter with a hard bird. What constitutes a hard turkey?
Here are some statements I have heard from hunters when describing a hard turkey.

In reality, any or all of these descriptions can indeed define a hard turkey. In my humble opinion a hard turkey may have all theseThe Hardest Turkeys

aggravating traits and more, but one constant factor that surely defines a hard turkey is the amount of hours, days or weeks that have gone

into hunting him. I’m not sure what exact measure of time would dictate a hard turkey but at the very least it would have to be four to five days, and

those days would certainly have to be several hours each. A one-hour hunt at dawn four days in a row would not count. I’m sure there are many “hard

turkeys” hunted that were really a combination of turkeys. Often times a hunter will go to an area that has several gobblers and end up hunting several while thinking it was the same one.

I have heard first-hand tales of people who hunted the same gobbler for eight or nine years. I’m no biologist but I don’t think a wild turkey

gobbler lives that long. Surely these turkey hunters would not lie. I am also confused on how you can determine from year to year how

the gobbler in question is indeed the gobbler in question. With a buck you can tell by antler sheds or rack similarities from season to season,

but with a gobbler from year to year I’m still not up on how you can be sure it’s the same one. One thing’s for sure, if you want to get a heated

discussion going, just ask someone who’ s telling you about a hard turkey just how he can tell it’s the same one from year to year. You might as well ask him was that his wife you saw coming out of the

juke joint last night with another fellow.

Learn More of Those Turkey Lessons Read More>>>

Source: Mossy Oak Turkey Thugs/ Sportsmans Life / Baret News Wire

More Stories & Fun Things to Do

Travel

Vacation Locations: Knowledge is Fun Too!

Most children (and adults, too) will either roll their eyes or sigh when, while speaking about vacation locations, the word “learning” just happens to be mentioned. Yes, it is a fact that school trips take all of us during our younger years to everything from museums to libraries to historic locations in order to teach us things we should know. But when thinking about your vacation, you should know that by considering journeying to a particular place that just happens to register high on the historical or educational meter, you could have even more fun.

Business

Is Social Media Still Growing?

It was in 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled, “Business @ the Speed of Thought.” Within these pages, the man who became the computer world’s wizard made massively bold predictions that, at the time, sounded ridiculous and outrageous to those who read them. But when you look at how the social media realm has grown over the past few decades, it is important to take note that not only did his predictions from 1999 come true, but they are also responsible for seeing social media continue to grow by leaps and bounds to this day.

Entertainment

Besson Adapts Comic Book Series Novel into Hallucinogenic Sci-fi Spectacular

In 1997, Luc Besson released The Fifth Element, a visually-captivating sci-fi adventure which netted four Cesars, including Best Film and Best Director. A couple of decades later, Luc is back with Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, an even more innovative, outer space odyssey, if that’s possible. The groundbreaking extravaganza is based on “Valerian and Laureline,” a comic book series written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by Jean-Claude Mezieres.

Health

Making Your Health “Resolute”

It is time for those New Year’s Resolutions to be made

Books

Book of Black Heroes

“The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans… Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans… Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.