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Turkey hunting technique tests ethics, risks safety

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An old technique of hiding behind a gobbler decoy to stalk wild turkeys is being revived — much to the dismay of hunter safety educators.

Native Americans, for example, camouflaged themselves with the horns and skins of buffalo to stalk bison. The tactic’s effectiveness was all that was important for Indians hunting to survive.

But sportsmen have more to consider.

A local sportsman’s club last week posted on Facebook a decoy company’s video hyping the “scoot-n-shoot” technique. The response caught…

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