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Monday, June 17th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Monday, June 17th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

Tales of when predators attack…turkey decoys

Turkey decoys often attract critters other than turkeys. Here, a coyote sends up a spray of dirt while attacking a jake turkey decoy in a recently planted cornfield in Kansas. (Photo courtesy of Nick Pinizzotto)

Nature’s surprises often turn routine hunts into lifetime memories.
Sometimes you smile, wondering why a mallard hen would expose her waddling brood to avian and terrestrial predators by marching them across a bare 300-yard field in mid-May. Other times, you can only shake and twitch, wondering how you got between a protective cow moose and her calf on a mountain trail before first light. Which brings us to my friend, Walt Larsen, a Minnesotan who hunts turkeys each spring in Iowa, Wisconsin and his home state.

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