Posts Tagged ‘Turkey Hunting’

Tom turkey at full strut

Scout Turkeys Early or Be Disappointed Later

“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.

Stevens 320 Turkey shotgun

Stevens Offers Model 320 12-Gauge Pump Shotgun

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.

Hunter posing with turkey

Late Season Gobbler Tactics

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?

Turkey hunter wearing camouflage with shotgun

Turkey Tactics — Get Mobile for Success

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.

Ameristep Pruning Kit

5 Ground Blind Essentials

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.

Super-X-Pump-Long-Beard

Gobblers Beware, The New Super X Pump Long Beard Is Now Available From Winchester Repeating Arms

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.

Greg Powers Turkey Hunting

Women Afield—Turkey Hunting for Rookies, Part 2

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.

Lisa Metheny with two wild turkeys.

Women Afield—Turkey Hunting for Rookies, Part 1

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.

Turkey Dinner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Three hundred and ninety-two years ago, after an incredibly rough first year in their new home, a group of English folks looking for religious freedom celebrated for three days after their first successful corn harvest. These people—we now call Pilgrims—included local Native Americans, a group they had developed allied relationship with. They feasted for three days. We really have no idea what the Pilgrims and Native Americans ate on what we now consider the first Thanksgiving, but Edward Winslow recorded in his journal the Pilgrims went on a waterfowl hunt and the Wampanoag Indians brought deer.

Dolbee with Texas Whitetail Buck

10 Tips for Beginning Hunters

The first hunt is a right of passage for some and the fulfillment of a long-awaited dream for others, in many instances it is likely both. It is a part of the hunting community’s heritage and a coveted moment worthy of celebration when introducing a new member of the next generation to hunting. Having a young son rapidly approaching that age, I am certainly eagerly awaiting the day he asks for his opportunity to go afield. To that end, I am sure a beginner’s guide to hunting could be of value to neophyte and veteran hunters mentoring new hunters alike.