We’ve pretty much arrived at that point in the spring gobbler season where it’s easy to come up with an excuse to turn off the 3:30 or 4 a.m. alarm and go back to sleep. It’s too windy, too rainy, too cold, the gobblers are done pursuing hens, and it’s too anything. It’s easy to shut it down for a season. If…
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Cicada hatch two years ago credited with bump.
It was surprising just how many lakes still had ice in the first week of May, despite the warm-up. If you are one of those anglers who has been waiting for ice out to finally come at your favorite trout pond, you may finally be in luck. What has been one of the longest winters that many of us can remember,…
Sandhiil offers two programs, one for kids ages 12 to 15, another for those age 16 and older.
Ohio is a major migratory corridor for many species.
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
Still, the excitement surrounding turkey hunting is the very reason we arise in the middle of the night and head out into the turkey woods.
The DNR has been opposed to supplemental feeding but appears to be neutral on a proposed University of Illinois deer study.
Governor calls for enhanced game farm fencing, limiting game farm deer movement, and wild deer carcass de-boning before movement of harvested venison.
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 gobbler, it’s even more rewarding. I’ve heard all kinds of stories about hunting timberland gobblers, and the often-advised technique is…
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.
The author hopes these gobblers will be ready and waiting when his season opens on May 1. (Photo by Tom Pink)I’ve had cabin fever after a long winter before, but nothing has compared to this year, and it has nothing to do with how long the winter has been here in the north country. Make no mistake, winter has held…
Thanks to some adaptive calling, Michigan’s turkey hunting season off to a good start.
Youth mentored turkey hunters greeted by nice weather in Pennsylvania.
Wisconsin’s sturgeon spearing season framework and local big game/fishing dinners just two ways to show kids what’s happening outdoors and how they can participate.
If you bowhunt longbeards, pay attention to your gobbler-recovery efforts after marginal hits.
Using a blind is not a guarantee for bagging a gobbler, but at least hunters get to spend some time in the woods.
And other simple things to remember as we begin another season in the turkey woods.
With his dry wit, crazy cast of literary characters, and love of rural places, Pat McManus drew comparisons to Mark Twain and other American humorists.
Wisconsin’s 60-day duck season will open Sept. 29 in north, south zones; long-standing Horicon Marsh goose zone eliminated
Hunters will see several changes in the state’s 2018 Canada goose season. (Photo by Tim Eisele)Wisconsin waterfowl hunters will see some major changes in the 2018 seasons. The Natural Resources Board approved the seasons that include: A uniform statewide opening of the duck hunting season on Saturday, Sept. 29. Elimination of the Horicon goose zone. A Canada goose season in…
Weather, food, and calling vocalizations will play huge roles in bagging a gobbler during April.
Seems like every post draws criticism, in-fighting among us. So please mind your manners – our future may depend on it.
Would an ethical hunter shoot this turkey even though the season had opened a few minutes earlier? Is it a gobbler?A four-member committee just finished selecting the winner of the 2017 Wisconsin DNR Ethical Hunter Award. Next month, the presentation will be made at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters in Barneveld, where the company moved recently from Middleton. Vortex Optics…
Easter weekend finally brought the weather I was looking for, and I sprang into action on the chore list. After all, turkey season was only a month away (shorter for the youth weekend) and there’s plenty to do if I want to spend my weekend mornings in May chasing gobblers. The truth is, I’m going to hunt turkeys anyway because…
The season is expected to look similar to previous waterfowl seasons overall as far as season length and duck bag limits, but with one significant change on the duck side of the season – the duck zones would all open on the same day, if NRB members approve the season framework as offered by the DNR.
Illinois youths harvested 664 turkeys, down from last year’s opening weekend total of 776.