Everything that leads up to the moment of truth is the hunt itself. Gear check and practicing are such an important aspect of the hunt. Today we patterned our shotguns. We got the red dot tuned in and punched some serious holes in the paper.
Don't just shot, pattern, and leave. Set up some real as it gets scenarios. You know, crouched down under some brush with only the turkeys head exposed through the grass. Recreating realistic situations will help in such an immense way when the moment of truth finally does present itself. Shot in different positions and at different distances. If you're hunting with a partner get your system sorted out. Go over what you'll say to give the go ahead, make some calling sounds, and so on. Save yourself some money and just use printer paper and draw your own turkey heads for targets. When Tommy is coming in, you'll be ready.
The boomsticks are dialed in, we are practiced up, and waiting to return to Nebraska.