Turkey

Even veteran turkey hunters can learn a thing or two by listening to other experienced hunters

(Photo by Jerry Davis)There may be more truth in an off-the-cuff comment by a Midwestern turkey hunting guide who said he could help anyone be a better turkey hunter with three simple recommendations. Get a blind. Use a decoy. Set up where turkeys are likely to frequent. For some, even long-time hunters, this spring might be a time to consider…

National Wild Turkey Federation convention [video]

Scenes from the recent National Wild Turkey Federation annual convention and sport show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn. Categories: Illinois Videos, Michigan Videos, Minnesota Videos, New York Videos, Pennsylvania Videos, Turkey, Turkey, Wisconsin Videos Tags: National Wild Turkey Federation, NWTF, Wild turkeys

Problem turkeys could mean more hunting licenses in two Montana counties

HAMILTON, Mont. — The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing increasing turkey hunting licenses for the fall hunting season in an effort to control a growing population of wild turkeys in Bitterroot. The Ravalli Republic reported earlier this week that the department is considering raising the number of beardless turkey licenses a hunter can purchase for the…

Florida rampaging turkeys safe – at least until hunting season

Wild turkeys are terrorizing a neighborhood in Seminole County, Fla., but the law sides with the birds. Residents say the turkeys showed up a few weeks ago and promptly began charging at children and pecking cars. “Everybody who is outside or drives their car through the neighborhood has been stopped by the turkeys,” Katie Justice, a resident of the Wingfield…

St. Charles artist Micah Hanson wins turkey stamp contest

Micah Hanson’s winning painting. (Image courtesy of Minnesota DNR)St. Charles artist Micah Hanson won the 2019 turkey stamp contest. The painting was selected by judges from among 12 submissions for the annual contest sponsored by the Minnesota DNR. Hanson’s painting will be featured on the 2019 turkey stamp. His artwork was previously featured on the 2011 and 2015 turkey stamps,…

Wild turkeys thriving, causing ruckus in San Francisco suburbs

MARTINEZ, Calif. — Turkeys are traditional for Thanksgiving. But some folks in the San Francisco Bay Area are praying the wild ones will go away. Introduced into the state for hunting decades ago, wild turkeys are thriving and have invaded urban areas, perhaps seeking food, water and safety from predators over five years of drought. “The neighborhood embraces them,” Darlene…

Survey: Satisfaction, success high for Nebraska turkey hunters

Popular among non-resident hunters is the distinct feather pattern and coloration of the Merriam’s subspecies. Those birds reside in Nebraska’s Panhandle and Niobrara valley. (NEBRASKAland/Justin Haag)LINCOLN, Neb. – Hunters liked what they experienced while pursuing wild turkeys in Nebraska this spring according to an annual survey by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Almost all respondents — more than 96…

Fall turkey hunting: ‘Lessons Learned’

By Gary Sefton Henry E. Davis, in his landmark book “The American Wild Turkey,” said he believed anyone could kill a lovesick gobbler in the spring; the real challenge in turkey hunting was to hunt them in the fall. His opinion was voiced in 1949, when his book was published. A lot has changed since then. I think he could…

Wildlife Research Center hosting Melissa Bachman at 2018 Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic

Wildlife Research Center in Ramsey, Minn., will sponsor Melissa Bachman’s appearance at the 2018 Minnesota Outdoor News Deer & Turkey Classic, March 9-11 in the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Bachman, a headliner at the annual show, is a well-known hunting television personality and currently hosts the Winchester Deadly Passion series on the Sportsman Channel. Wildlife Research Center is a leader…