Illinois and Turkey

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Blame turkeys, but crop damage likely not theirs

Blame turkeys, but crop damage likely not theirs

Pity the poor turkey, again taking boatloads of blame for curious crimes committed by other critters.

August 2014
The wild turkey files: Prepping for next year’s hunting

The wild turkey files: Prepping for next year’s hunting

Learn some tactical and equipment lessons from this year’s gobbler chasing and hone your calling skills for 2015

May 2014
Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded tom

Wisconsin hunter bags five-bearded tom

Ever shoot a gobbler with a beard measuring 311⁄8 inches?

May 2014
Talkin' turkey: Successful gobbler hunting tactics when the weather won't cooperate

Talkin' turkey: Successful gobbler hunting tactics when the weather won't cooperate

For jakes and toms alike, excited calling and gobbling trumps rainy, windy conditions every time.

May 2014
Hunting smarter this turkey season

Hunting smarter this turkey season

Still getting after gobblers, but picking my spots

May 2014
DIY turkey fan display: A cheap and easy option for hunters

DIY turkey fan display: A cheap and easy option for hunters

Fun project provides a long-lasting, attractive showcase of your trophy bird

May 2014
Gobbler hunting rule: Call turkeys when it's quiet!

Gobbler hunting rule: Call turkeys when it's quiet!

Forget about "matching the mood of the woods" and use your turkey calls loudly and often when the birds aren't talking.

May 2014
Turkey hunters look to rebound

Turkey hunters look to rebound

Turkey hunters had mixed success in the opening weeks of the spring season, but even hunters who failed to record a harvest reported seeing plenty of birds.

May 2014
Changing times in the turkey woods

Changing times in the turkey woods

Less gobbling means patience is key

April 2014
Turkey-hunting's top tactic: The nap

Turkey-hunting's top tactic: The nap

You don't snooze, you lose

April 2014