I had hunted with a shotgun the two days prior and been on a few birds but couldn't get a shot. The evening before, I found a nice clearing about a 30 minute hike from the truck. Sure enough, I spooked a bird off it as I eased into the open. After a quick scout around the edges I knew where to be the next morning.
The next morning I took my Bowtech Insanity into the woods instead of my shotgun. During the 30 minute hike I visualized where I was going to setup so by the time I got to the clearing it was simply a matter of setting up the decoys and waiting for daylight. I put out 2 hens and a jake between two large trees. My hope was that if the Tom came from either side, the tree trunks would hide me long enough to draw my bow.
Before long, the bird came out into the clearing, and that's when time started to move very slowly. I noticed right away that he was a jake, but I decided if I could pull this whole thing off, I didn't care how big he was. The jake decoy was probably the reason he took so long crossing the field, but he literally backtracked every few steps. It seemed like it took him an hour to get to the first tree but it was really more like ten minutes. He would take a few steps, stop and strut, turn around and go back, then turn and strut again, then inch forward again. And as luck would have it, he stopped behind the tree to strut again as I drew. I was starting to shake when he cleared the tree and I was able to release. I never found the Easton FMJ after it zipped through him. My only thought at the time was nocking another one just in case. It wasn't needed as he ran a few yards and toppled over.