I'd love to say that I went in there and killed that turkey on opening day, but my scouting, unfortunately, hadn't been thorough enough. While I worked the bird, he remained hidden behind a screen of briars before finally wandering off. I did, however, return the next morning and set up where I had heard the distant gobbles two days prior. There I called in two longbeards, shooting the larger of the two. Since then, I have put increasingly more effort into preseason scouting. More often than not, the effort has paid off.