1. Turkeys Are Bipeds, Too
When a tom gobbles out of calling range, most hunters pull off their face masks, hold their magnum shotguns at port arms and sneak toward the bird as if they were going on a covert CIA mission. "But why?" asks Ray Eye, the turkey-hunting wizard from Missouri. "When a gobbler is well out of sight, say, down in a draw or on the far side of a ridge, I walk straight to him, shuffling leaves and breaking twigs along the way. As I close the gap, I slow down and set up as close to him as I can comfortably get. Now I've got the gobbler wondering if it was a hen or another tom walking around over there. The turkey doesn't know, since we both walk with the same clump, clump, clump of two feet; as a result, he's primed to come to the first call you make," explains Eye.