June 26, 2012
Gun Nuts TV Season 3: Turkey Fever - How To Keep Cool and Make the Shot
By Phil Bourjaily
Season III of “The Gun Nuts” debuts tomorrow night on the Outdoor Channel at 7:30 p.m. EST and 11:30 p.m., and again at 3 a.m. We’ve changed the show a little--all, I think, for the better. One of the new segments is “Make the Shot” in which we talk about specific field and target situations and how to deal with them.
When I first started doing TV someone told me: “As long as you talk about what you know, you’ll be okay on camera.” With that advice in mind I chose “how to keep from totally losing it when a turkey walks into range” as a topic, although we call it here: “how to shoot spring turkeys.”
I am all too familiar with turkey fever. I used to be very calm when turkeys were near, then I went through a stretch of many years during which I could not kill a turkey if you locked me in a room with one. Since learning how rare chances at turkeys can be, I now become a nervous wreck when they approach. I have to talk myself into remaining calm and on task, which is the subject of this tip.
I hope it helps, and that you enjoy Season III.