We all love sunrise fly-down, but the best hunting hours to call in a boss gobbler often occur with the sun high in the sky.
Employing a simply trail-cam strategy can improve planning for your first spring gobbler hunt.
With turkey opener just a few weeks away, start studying the habits of gobblers in your hunting area right now.
A smart hunting blind strategy can help you score a big tom or respectable jake this gobbler hunting season.
Plan out your winter brushpile forays, or your bunny hunting will be a bust.
Just when you’re ready to relegate one to a stash of calls in your camo bag, you connect with the right striker and you’re ready to put it in your vest for future action.
An elk or mule deer hunt in the Rocky Mountains or High Plains can take years of planning, so start now.
When the morning sit doesn’t pan out and you have room to roam, scale down the gear and give mobile hunting a try. It’s a great way to find birds and get a little exercise to boot.
Ask any turkey hunter what’s the toughest turkey to hunt and you’ll most likely get a variety of answers. Nobody’s asked, but I’ll volunteer my opinion anyway. For me it’s the strutting tom in a field. Turkeys are likely to be seen in farm fields or other open areas for a number of reasons. First, on warm days there are plenty…
A strange season has developed for longbeard activity, but persistent, savvy hunters still can locate a workable tom turkey.
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.
Thanks to some adaptive calling, Michigan’s turkey hunting season off to a good start.
If you bowhunt longbeards, pay attention to your gobbler-recovery efforts after marginal hits.
And other simple things to remember as we begin another season in the turkey woods.
Weather, food, and calling vocalizations will play huge roles in bagging a gobbler during April.
Boost your gobbler-hunting odds this spring by splurging on a quality fake wild turkey decoy.
We all have to do our part to share our outdoor heritage in an attempt to pass the torch.
The birds are here, but huge numbers do not mean success is sure to follow.
Many of today’s young hunters go from BB guns to deer rifles without ever spending time chasing squirrels and rabbits.
Only antlered deer may be taken from public hunting areas following the weeklong deer gun season.By John L. Sloan Maybe one of the most important factors of hunting a mature buck – post-season scouting – is no longer important to some deer hunters, being replaced by feeders, supplemental feeding and trail cameras. But it is to me, and it should…
Like it or not, crossbows are here to stay, and more New York hunters are hunting with them every year. We talked to several archery pro shop owners about what new-to-the-sport crossbow buyers are looking for and just about all of them said price. It seems customers looking to buy their first crossbow don’t know very much about the type…
In sub-zero temperatures, wildlife not interested in moving, so you and your canine companions should target the peak hours of the day.
When the end of September nears, it’s a good feeling knowing where everything for the upcoming season is located and that I can get ready without forgetting anything.
As crops disappear, engage the dog in a search for upland birds in traditional public lands cover like cattail sloughs and brushy thickets.
A few years ago, a friend asked me whether I shoot standing up or sitting down while bowhunting. “Standing,” I replied. “Why don’t you sit; it’s a lot more comfortable,” he said. Actually, I never thought about it. Truth be known, I’ve never really stood while perched in a tree; I leaned. Years ago, a friend made me a small…