Illinois and Turkey

Title Issue
Turkey-hunting's top tactic: The nap

Turkey-hunting's top tactic: The nap

You don't snooze, you lose

April 2014
Chasing times: Giving spring gobblers an earful

Chasing times: Giving spring gobblers an earful

Aggressive calling tactics for turkey hunting often win out over subtle, yelp-and-wait strategies.

April 2014
Are turkey hunters making their sport too complicated?

Are turkey hunters making their sport too complicated?

Try a simpler approach during the 2014 spring turkey hunting season

March 2014
Wild turkey scouting, hunting, and calling primer for 2014

Wild turkey scouting, hunting, and calling primer for 2014

Practice makes perfect: Don’t wait until the season opener to open up that new turkey call.

March 2014
Patterning for the season: Testing a new turkey load

Patterning for the season: Testing a new turkey load

Winchester Long Beard XRs offer optimism

March 2014
Turkey hunters set for the strut

Turkey hunters set for the strut

The harsh winter fading in Illinois’ rear-view mirror was nothing wild turkeys in the state couldn’t handle.

March 2014
Scouting spring turkeys: Search for longbeards now, tag out later.

Scouting spring turkeys: Search for longbeards now, tag out later.

Scout hard enough you’ll see gobbler patterns emerge from the hunting chaos.

March 2014
Gobbler shells: Wild turkey seasons begin soon across the country

Gobbler shells: Wild turkey seasons begin soon across the country

Thinking Turkey: Take a look at the latest gobbler loads before you rise and shine this turkey season.

March 2014
DNR heads into new year without turkey biologist

DNR heads into new year without turkey biologist

In a surprise move, DNR’s turkey manager quietly retired at the end of 2013, leaving one of the agency’s most successful programs once again without a lead biologist.

January 2014
Big moves at Illinois DNR: Turkey biologist exits, deputy director takes ICF lead

Big moves at Illinois DNR: Turkey biologist exits, deputy director takes ICF lead

Paul Brewer, who became the state turkey biologist in 2010, surprised the DNR administration by announcing his retirement.

January 2014