Wildlife Research Center in Ramsey, Minn., will sponsor Melissa Bachman's appearance at the 2018 Minnesota Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, March 9-11 in the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Bachman, a headliner at the annual show, is a well-known…
Hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys during 2017 spring season.
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
Once considered limited to southeastern Minnesota’s agricultural fields and rolling bluff country, wild turkeys have expanded their range by finding areas of suitable habitat as far north as Itasca and southern St. Louis counties and in areas along the north shore. The unusual presence of a new forest game bird has prompted questions about the bird’s expanding numbers and opportunities for hunting.
To draw a feisty tom into range, your best spring turkey decoying strategy probably should include “junior” – a jake – and an amenable hen.
First season kicks off April 12.
Early wild turkey hunting seasons can be frustrating, so get patient for April longbeards.
Hone your skills in bird tracking and identifying other sign for better gobbler hunting during the long days of spring.
Harvest more turkeys with these simple hunting tips and tactics
With smarter, wilier toms afoot these days, should hunters season their turkey blinds before a spring gobbler hunt?
Get close, but not too close while scouting for turkeys.
Why look and body positioning matter more than anything other facet of decoying spring gobblers.
The huge crowds at the 2017 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic were probably here to see all things whitetails and turkeys. But that they were treated to that and so much more made for a memorable atmosphere and weekend.
He embraces the important role hunting plays in his life as the youngest in the "Raised Hunting" family.
Show kicks off Friday, with 10 hours of whitetails, gobblers and more Saturday and a third day of action Sunday at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
While giving sportsmen and women the chance to celebrate the tradition of hunting, show also will give them an opportunity to learn about issues that ultimately could affect their outdoor pursuits.
Remaining licenses will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning March 15.
The latest in turkey loads: Tungsten Super Shot a hand-loader’s dream and a nightmare for longbeards
Spring gobbler hunters always seem to be tweaking something, whether it’s their various call lineup, camo patterns or, especially, shotgun loads to deliver the best pattern possible when the moment of truth arrives.
Ralph Warzecka, of Eagle Bend, Minn., has been mentoring new hunters for the past 16 years.
See the renowned Minnesota wildlife artists at the Art Barbarians booth.
Show scheduled March 10-12 at Warner Coliseum, State Fairgrounds.
One of the 22 hunting units has slightly more spring licenses than in 2016, five have fewer and 15 remain the same
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