Welcome to the site Chessie. You have come to the right place. I think you'll find most of the guys on this site to be genuine, helpful and open. I've sure enjoyed my time here. Great to have you along.
Welcome to BGH. Do not hesitate to jump in and ask questions or post info on hunting. Great group here with a ton of knowledge. Good luck on the turkey. I plan to chase them to but just getting an OTC tag.
There are still some who insist a scope is not needed for the type hunting they do, ignoring the advances of the last 150 years in optical sights. (Even the ultra-conservative US Army has adopted optical sights.) The idea that in some special circumstances open iron sights or aperture (peep) sights might be more useful is not lost on me, but with the inevitable advance of age comes the reduction in visual acuity needed for using iron sights.
I believe that many who completely resist the idea of...