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…
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
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…
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.
Thanks to some adaptive calling, Michigan’s turkey hunting season off to a good start.
If you bowhunt longbeards, pay attention to your gobbler-recovery efforts after marginal hits.
And other simple things to remember as we begin another season in the turkey woods.
Weather, food, and calling vocalizations will play huge roles in bagging a gobbler during April.
Boost your gobbler-hunting odds this spring by splurging on a quality fake wild turkey decoy.
We all have to do our part to share our outdoor heritage in an attempt to pass the torch.
The birds are here, but huge numbers do not mean success is sure to follow.
Many of today’s young hunters go from BB guns to deer rifles without ever spending time chasing squirrels and rabbits.
By John L. Sloan Maybe one of the most important factors of hunting a mature buck – post-season scouting – is no longer important to some deer hunters, being replaced by feeders, supplemental feeding and trail cameras. But it is…
Like it or not, crossbows are here to stay, and more New York hunters are hunting with them every year. We talked to several archery pro shop owners about what new-to-the-sport crossbow buyers are looking for and just about all…
In sub-zero temperatures, wildlife not interested in moving, so you and your canine companions should target the peak hours of the day.
When the end of September nears, it’s a good feeling knowing where everything for the upcoming season is located and that I can get ready without forgetting anything.
As crops disappear, engage the dog in a search for upland birds in traditional public lands cover like cattail sloughs and brushy thickets.
A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be…
By Gary Sefton “You’re not going to believe this,” the excited deer hunter exclaimed. “I hadn’t seen anything all morning, so I let my bow down and started to unfasten my safety belt. I remembered my brand-new, never-used deer call…
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