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Spring's magnificent aggravation

For as many storybook endings in the turkey-hunting field there are the indelible memories of all that went wrong.

Updated: April 15, 2003, 3:02 PM ET
By Lynn Burkhead | Associate Editor
ESPNOutdoors.com

Spring turkeys. I love 'em! And I hate 'em.

Since I began chasing spring turkeys a number of years ago, I've developed this love/hate relationship with gobblers that has, at times, had me on the brink of needing professional help.

Sure, I've tagged my share of longbeards over the years. But I've also had more than my share of hard luck in the springwoods, too.

My list of turkey hunting sins includes missing a bird … or two … or three … or … well, you get the ...

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