With just one day to knock down a Pennsylvania longbeard, Brett Joy and friends get in tight on a ridgetop roost. Two hundred miles east in New York, youth hunter Ethan McIntyre shows us what it’s like to feel a rush of turkey hunting adrenaline for the first time.
Brett was testing an up-and-coming .410 turkey gun from Mossberg, which should be available to the masses for turkey season next spring. His Mossberg is topped with an Aimpoint Micro S-1—this innovative optic mounts on the ventilated rib of a shotgun, meaning no need for your gun to be drilled and tapped.
Ethan was shooting a Mossberg semiauto 20-gauge, topped with an Aimpoint Micro H-2. Paired with the right turkey load, this gun/optic combo is lethal to 40+ yards.