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  RANK # PoS   WORD SPOK FIC MAG NEWS ACAD
1 20100  N    IDIOSYNCRASY 410 22 44 128 72 144
2 20101  N    RIGGING 442 32 178 128 59 45
3 20102  N    HACIENDA 629 7 120 153 83 266
4 20103  N    FUZZ 441 29 241 112 41 18
5 20104  J    NEWTONIAN 447 3 19 281 7 137
6 20105  N    SLOTH 465 59 106 206 42 52
7 20106  N    KEYPAD 435 23 167 146 43 56
8 20107  J    ARTHRITIC 409 30 174 101 69 35
9 20108  N    CORPORAL 917 61 469 154 173 60
10 20109  N    CHOWDER 520 41 73 121 281 4
 

set-ups have withstood the test of time, mainly because each anticipates turkey behavior-and staying one step ahead of these feathered Caesars is the best way to even the odds. The tactics are the same, whether or not you use decoys. The ROOST About an hour before dawn, sneak to within 150 yards of where the gobbler has roosted. Sit in a place that offers cover as well as a clear shooting lane to where you will place your decoys. Clip a few low, leafy branches and stick them in the ground to break up your outline. Place one nonaggressive little jake decoy in a prominent position 20 yards out, exactly where you will have the most comfortable shot. (If the gobbler comes to your call, he is most likely to challenge the jake decoy first.) Place a hen decoy near it in plain sight. Sit down, be still, and let the woods awaken. You want to make the first hen calls

 
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