Sheridan's Roost, owing to perhaps the most famous story of roost shooting by necessity, involved both General Sheridan and Custer. According to Henry Inman's "Tales of the Trail" it was there in December 1868 they and their men "bagged an almost incredible number of wild turkeys while camping on the now historic spot." They shot them off the Great Plains roost of course. As Inman puts it, they had discovered the roost site, described as "an abundance of food for half-starved troopers . . ." Survival dictated it.