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Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

A day afield with Gary Clancy: turkey lessons learned and passed along

Each season, Lee Clancy likes to re-read Gary Clancy’s turkey-hunting books and practice calling in an armchair.

Ten years ago on a crisp April morning, my father-in-law, Gary Clancy, and I were rummaging through his old “huntin’ shed,” methodically tracking down some gear for a day of catch-and-release fly fishing.
As we were sifting through the tangled web of outdoor gear, searching for one of his nymph boxes and a match to his other hip boot, I found an unopened package with a set of turkey calls. Because I was an aspiring new turkey hunter with my first hunt quickly approaching, I asked if I could use the turkey call set so I could practice for the upcoming season.

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