Granted, this was pessimistic thinking on my part, but I’ve learned to be pessimistic around turkeys. I had never actually tried putting to make a bird raise its head, but this seemed like the right time to try. I found out I should not putt with my finger on a shotgun trigger because, evidently, I cannot putt without involuntarily twitching my trigger finger. Luckily, the dot was nestled under the turkey’s chin when the gun went off. While a broadside strutter is supposed to be a low-percentage shot, because much of the neck is folded over and tucked into the breast, a load of Winchester Long Beard 5s put about a dozen pellets in the turkey’s head.