Illinois and Turkey

Title Issue
Giving a hoot

Giving a hoot

Tough to replace a favorite locator call

April 2015
Brushed in for the spring gobbler season

Brushed in for the spring gobbler season

Even with wild turkey hunting it can be necessary to camouflage a blind when conditions call for it.

April 2015
Rare white turkey makes opening day appearance

Rare white turkey makes opening day appearance

The author and his daughter were visited by a rare white wild turkey on opening day of Michigan’s spring turkey hunting season

April 2015
Old research suggests to turkey hunters that hen's head is focus of gobbler's attention

Old research suggests to turkey hunters that hen's head is focus of gobbler's attention

Little-known, novel, Penn State study of turkey mating obscured by time

April 2015
Youth turkey hunters kick off season by boosting their harvest

Youth turkey hunters kick off season by boosting their harvest

The state's Youth Turkey Hunt set a positive tone for the regular spring season, as the young hunters improved their harvest compared to the 2014 season.

April 2015
Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

Wild turkey hunting tips: preparing for your spring hunt

Pattern your shotgun now, and work ahead to avoid any unnecessary equipment or calling blunders when chasing gobblers

April 2015
Caring for the mouth call

Caring for the mouth call

Don't hack your way through the spring gobbler season

April 2015
Wild turkey surprise: shotgunning high-noon longbeards

Wild turkey surprise: shotgunning high-noon longbeards

After sunrise, midday gobbler hunting might be the best time to tag a tom

April 2015
Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Safety tips for spring turkey hunters

Turkey hunting is a safe sport, but it's important to make safety an integral part of each hunt.

April 2015
Turkey hunters set up for spring strut

Turkey hunters set up for spring strut

DNR biologists say turkey hunters in most of the state should find plenty of birds in the field this spring – though overall population levels remain flat and some regions are experiencing a decline.

April 2015