Depending on your state, the turkey season may run anywhere from early March to the end of May.
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10 Questions With Expert Turkey Hunter, Matt Morrett
Along with good calling and proper concealment, most turkey hunters agree that employing decoys is one of the most effective strategies for coaxing a gobbler within range. However, decoying a fickle longbeard isn’t as simple putting out a phony bird or two and pulling the trigger. There’s a correct time, place and way to do almost anything.
“It won’t be long… I can’t wait.”
While turkey hunter are growing increasingly excited about the coming spring season, amazingly, most turkey hunters don’t start scouting until just prior to the season opener. If you really are excited about bagging a longbeard this season, start scouting now.
The Stevens 320 pump shotgun series has built a reputation for solid, affordable performance for everything from wingshooting to home defense. Stevens has now expanded its model 320 field-grade shotgun lineup to include a new turkey-specific model. Shipments of these firearms are currently being delivered to dealers.
There is no point in boiling water for tag soup until the season is over. If Tommy Three Toes is legal game, you have time to give him a ride home in your truck, so why not hang your tag on a tom after other hunters have hung up their vests?
Done right, “running and gunning” offers more reward than risk. Done wrong, and ‘ol Tommy Three Toes will drag his beard laughing all the way as he disappears through the brush. Knowing the difference and when to employ the right tactic is the difference between a turkey dinner and a long hike through the woods with a decoy.
Turkeys are not a mystery, but you’ll have to do your homework. The time and effort will pay dividends once turkey season begins—if you handled the basics. Many turkey hunters simply wait for opening day, walk a couple hundred yards from the truck and
Whether it is due to age and not wanting to climb trees, or you are simply looking for a tactical advantage against ol’ Tommy Three Toes, a ground is a critical weapon in every hunter’s bag of tricks. To that end, today’s hub-style ground blinds are lightweight, highly portable, and capable of putting hunters in position to ambush game. Maximize your ground blind hunting experience with these five key accessories.
Forget the bald eagles, Ben Franklin wanted to make the wild turkey the national bird and for good reason. Turkeys are tough to hunt, have red, white, and blue heads, and darn smart. They are also rather tough to kill—but firearm and ammunition manufacturers are working to even that score. New shotshells, better optics, and improved guns, it’s enough to get a turkey hunter’s blood boiling! Speaking of which, here is the latest gobbler getter from Winchester.
Gobblers across the country are having nightmares, because hunters are gearing up to jelly some turkey heads! Worse yet (for the turkeys), is Federal’s new
Spring turkey season is fast approaching. In my mind, it’s hard to beat the challenge of calling in a good-sized tom.
Rio Grande, Osceola, Gould’s, Eastern, Merriam’s, Oscellated – if these names ring a bell, make your blood boil or conjure images of
Every organization, association or club you can think of, from the smallest neighborhood gardening club to the mega-national groups with hundreds of thousands of members, have one thing in common.
Turkey hunting is a great way to hone your hunting skills, and a great way for the rookie hunter to get started in his or her hunting career. In Part 1, we learned about turkey calls and where to find a mentor. In Part 2, we will take a look at several other key aspects needed to become a successful turkey hunter. So read on, learn more and then get outdoors.
The wild turkey is a symbol of success for conservation groups throughout the United States and Canada. Nearly 65 years ago, the wild turkey was teetering on the edge of extinction. However, with help from dedicated groups such as the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), national and state conservation groups, plus help from dedicated hunters, the return of the wild turkey is one of the biggest environmental success stories of our time.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed more reports on breaking news that affects the firearms industry, gun ownership, gun regulation, and other topics.