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Sportsmen Since 1967

May 12, 2024

Afternoons and evenings can be great times to target turkeys, especially late in the season

If you rewind the clock and look back at the history of the turkey season in Minnesota, you’ll see that a few decades ago, things were vastly different.
One of the changes, that’s a huge benefit, is the opportunity to hunt until sunset. While most turkey hunters won’t be caught dead not hunting at sunrise if they have the chance, the afternoon shift is a great time to get out there. This is especially true during the last few weeks of the spring season.

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Play the wind to get your gobbler this spring

Perusing the hunting section of a local farm store one spring day, I asked the associate where the scent free soap and sprays were. “Man, you know turkeys can’t smell you, don’t you?” he said. “I do,” I said, “but deer can, and bumping deer can ruin a turkey hunt if they spook and run through the bird(s) you’re working.”
For that reason, I try to remain as scent-free as I can when hunting turkeys, but there is another, probably more important reason to play the wind when hunting for these big birds.

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Dean Bortz: When it comes to the chore list, it’s never ‘just’ for me

So here it was, opening weekend of Wisconsin’s 2024 fishing season and even though plenty of work had been accomplished leading up to Saturday, May 4, the chore list still looked fairly foreboding.
Typically, I’m not one to feel too guilty about leaving some work unfinished if there is some fishing or hunting to be done, but with turkey tags being held in abeyance for fourth and fifth seasons, not to mention this issue to get to the printing press – and my better half looking over my shoulder at the chore list – the prudent move became very apparent.

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Wisconsin loses conservation leader Dave Ladd

David Ladd, long-time conservationist and past member of the Conservation Congress, passed away April 25 at age 89.
If there was a “who’s who” of Wisconsin conservationists, Ladd would be at the top of the list. His passion for conservation was his shining star, as he served on the Conservation Congress for 40-plus years as a delegate from Iowa County, was a member of the congress leadership team, and chaired the Deer 2000 and Beyond committee in the 1990s as congress members searched for improvements in the deer season and state deer management program.

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