When the threat is immediate, however, a boss tom will administer a serious butt kicking. Get your gobbler or jake decoy within 75 yards of him, and he has little choice but to defend what’s his. The trick is to find that 75-yard zone. Fortunately, a dominant bird with a harem of hens is usually predictable. The hens will spend hours bugging in green fields, and they’ll drag the gobbler everywhere they go. Food plots, picked beanfields, and pastures are all likely areas to see the birds initially, but they’re not always the best place to set up for the shot—especially if the fields are large.