Sightings can be submitted on website.
Has Wisconsin’s change to electronic registration resulted in lower reporting by deer and turkey hunters?
Harvest third highest on record, thanks likely in large part to a localized condition that happens only once every 17 years.
That’s up more than 1,500 birds from last year.
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)Turkey hunters reported harvesting 11,700 Iowa birds this spring, which is 100 birds fewer than were harvested in 2017. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 7 with the youth season and ended on May 20. Hunters purchased nearly 50,000 spring turkey tags. Hunters can help the DNR with its annual population estimates by reporting all turkeys seen…
Hunters enjoy a textbook turkey hunt on a foggy Michigan morning.
I sat against the base of a large hemlock last Monday. To my front was a wide limb of another hemlock that had broken off and fallen long ago, its desiccated short branches along the main stem providing perfect cover in all directions. I was spring gobbler hunting in the vastness of Tioga County, but it was different from any…
White-tailed deer hunting changes include modifications to antlerless harvest on public land following the weeklong deer gun season.
Hunters took only 13,500 turkeys during the 2018 spring season, well behind the 2017 harvest of 15,720.
When the morning sit doesn’t pan out and you have room to roam, scale down the gear and give mobile hunting a try. It’s a great way to find birds and get a little exercise to boot.
Ask any turkey hunter what’s the toughest turkey to hunt and you’ll most likely get a variety of answers. Nobody’s asked, but I’ll volunteer my opinion anyway. For me it’s the strutting tom in a field. Turkeys are likely to be seen in farm fields or other open areas for a number of reasons. First, on warm days there are plenty…
We’ve pretty much arrived at that point in the spring gobbler season where it’s easy to come up with an excuse to turn off the 3:30 or 4 a.m. alarm and go back to sleep. It’s too windy, too rainy, too cold, the gobblers are done pursuing hens, and it’s too anything. It’s easy to shut it down for a season. If…
Cicada hatch two years ago credited with bump.
Ohio is a major migratory corridor for many species.
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
Still, the excitement surrounding turkey hunting is the very reason we arise in the middle of the night and head out into the turkey woods.
Ohio hunters checked 10,415 wild turkeys during the first week of the wild turkey hunting season, up from 10,293 in 2017.
Every turkey hunter dreams of a textbook spring gobbler hunt. And when they do occasionally happen (for some it’s more occasional than others) we’re on top of the world. When you pull one off on a woodland or a mountain gobbler, it’s even more rewarding. I’ve heard all kinds of stories about hunting timberland gobblers, and the often-advised technique is…
And toe tracks along muddy trails or other soft areas can be good indicators of turkeys, as well as fresh droppings, and they’re just as good as a gobble for betraying silent toms.
The author hopes these gobblers will be ready and waiting when his season opens on May 1. (Photo by Tom Pink)I’ve had cabin fever after a long winter before, but nothing has compared to this year, and it has nothing to do with how long the winter has been here in the north country. Make no mistake, winter has held…
Thanks to some adaptive calling, Michigan’s turkey hunting season off to a good start.
(Photo by Bob Drieslein)Ohio hunters in the south zone checked 3,315 wild turkeys on the first day of the spring wild turkey hunting season April 23, up from 3,127 on the opening day in 2017, the DNR said in a news release. Ohio’s spring wild turkey season is divided into two zones: a south zone, which is open from Monday, April…
Total of 1,860 birds down just slightly from last year.
If you bowhunt longbeards, pay attention to your gobbler-recovery efforts after marginal hits.
In 1978, Minnesota held its first turkey hunt in modern history. During that season, 420 hunters drew permits. Last spring, some 50,000 turkey permits were issued.