New York’s spring turkey hunting season may have ended two months ago, but like deer hunting, I am starting to find myself becoming a year-round turkey man. Being able to regularly observe summer flocks in recent years is surely part of the reason. Two years ago some strategic logging was done on my property and one of the intentions was…
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Parker Costello of Lockport is 7 years old. There are two things he is passionate about – fishing and wrestling. They are interchangeable with the seasons. With the arrival of spring, fishing has firmly established itself as the outdoor activity to do whenever his father (Kyle) or grandfather (me) are available. “What is the biggest freshwater fish you have ever…
It was a pretty quiet morning in the turkey woods and, after hours of hearing nothing I decided to take a break and just enjoy the spring woods. Sitting on a hillside with my back to a large red oak I reached into my pack to see if one of the half dozen or so calls I normally carry might…
Turkey hunting doesn’t go your way every time, and when it does, it’s sweet. Pay attention, however, to those times when it doesn’t.
Turkey season is now more than a week old and it’s likely many if not most hunters will encounter toms with hens especially in the early part of the season. The term “hen’d up” will often be heard among hunters who encounter and describe this scenario. If a tom is with a group of hens it’s highly unlikely he’ll leave…
The week ended without a shot fired, the big birds content with the company they were already sharing.
Time in the field is the number one learning tool for everyone.
With the arrival of spring turkey season so many of us have gobbler fever, and I’m certainly afflicted. But if your turkey hunting areas are the same as your deer hunting spots, you can surely acquire some data while turkey hunting this spring that will help you come fall. One early-May morning a few years ago I was running and…
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Some readers have misunderstood a previous blog and commentary, so here’s a better explanation.
You never know when you will need to offer a gobbler a different sound.
“Tally Ho” is more than just a cry of a participant at a hunt to encourage the hounds when the quarry is sighted, as it explains in the dictionary. It is also the name of a new book by John Jarzynski of Lawtons, with a sub-heading of “Confessions of an Old Beagler.” Jarzynski, a retired English Teacher from Gowanda Central School, grew…
And by “masters,” the author means listen to, then mimic, the calling of actual hens and toms.
Turkey hunting can be as simple or complex as you make it. Here are some things to get you started in the right direction for your spring hunt.
Hint: Hang your cameras where you suspect high gobbler traffic, like field corners and logging roads
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Discussion has started to allow 12- and 13-year-old junior hunters to take the next step to hunt big game with firearms here in New York.
Season will now continue as planned Feb. 22-28.
Without question, firearms, ammunition and shooting supplies are hard to come by these days.
In an era of ammunition shortages, develop a strategy now to locate turkey loads and other pursuit-specific shells.
It’s spread across six hunting and trapping zones for a Feb. 22-28 season.