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Is Scoot and Shoot Hunting Actually Turkey Hunting or Just Self-Defense? [VIDEO]

turkey hunting or self-defense

A tough call to make; is this turkey hunting or self-defense?

Check out this intense turkey hunting footage. Some people are saying that this is an amazing hunt and an awesome thing to capture on video, while others are saying that is just a case of self-defense by the time he actually takes the shot.

Check out the video below and see what you think.

 

So, turkey hunting or self-defense? I personally have to go with turkey hunting. The scoot and shoot type of turkey camouflage has proven to be effective and deadly and this video just goes to show it again. The hunter has the gobbler so angry and distracted by the decoy that he has no idea his doom is waiting just behind that spread fan.

It is a pretty close call at the end as to how close the turkey gets before the hunter ditches the decoy to take the shot. It could have turned into a serious case of self-defense if that gobbler had stayed in attack mode instead of choosing to retreat like he did. But it all worked out for the best and the hunter made a great shot on an up-close bird, one that many would have missed completely.

What’s your take? Is this a strategy you will take into the turkey woods this spring? All things we must consider as we inch closer and closer to opening day.

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Is Scoot and Shoot Hunting Actually Turkey Hunting or Just Self-Defense? [VIDEO]