There is nothing sweeter than accomplishing something special or meeting a goal just before deadline.

I had such an occasion once in Texas on a turkey hunt. The weather was awful, cold and rainy and the turkeys were tight-lipped.

We had one more hunt planned before having to leave for home, and the thought of having to head home empty-handed was not something I relished.

I set up one last time the last morning and began calling with not much hope of success. Then I saw him. The image of a big gobbler took shape through the woods and although he never made


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