In 1978, Minnesota held its first turkey hunt in modern history. During that season, 420 hunters drew permits. Last spring, some 50,000 turkey permits were issued.
Weather, food, and calling vocalizations will play huge roles in bagging a gobbler during April.
Pare down your selection for this spring hunting season to maximize your gobbler conversations.
Boost your gobbler-hunting odds this spring by splurging on a quality fake wild turkey decoy.
Whether it was for the Lakoskys, the whitetails, the Kids Zone or any of the many other potential draws (wild turkeys, other outdoors celebrities, cutting-edge seminars, a coliseum floor packed with notable vendors ...), the Classic had something for everyone.
In all, Pennsylvania callers won 11 awards, the most for any state in the championships.
Scenes from the recent National Wild Turkey Federation annual convention and sport show at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
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.…
The key to a successful Midwestern autumn wild turkey season is plenty of yelping and a feeding-hen decoy.
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…
Hunters reported nearly 11,800 turkeys during 2017 spring season.
Some spring gobblers aren’t coming into your calling or decoying, no matter how well you call to that tom, so (hint) consider moving …
Once considered limited to southeastern Minnesota’s agricultural fields and rolling bluff country, wild turkeys have expanded their range by finding areas of suitable habitat as far north as Itasca and southern St. Louis counties and in areas along the north shore. The unusual presence of a new forest game bird has prompted questions about the bird’s expanding numbers and opportunities for hunting.
To draw a feisty tom into range, your best spring turkey decoying strategy probably should include “junior” – a jake – and an amenable hen.
First season kicks off April 12.
Early wild turkey hunting seasons can be frustrating, so get patient for April longbeards.
Hone your skills in bird tracking and identifying other sign for better gobbler hunting during the long days of spring.
Harvest more turkeys with these simple hunting tips and tactics
With smarter, wilier toms afoot these days, should hunters season their turkey blinds before a spring gobbler hunt?
Get close, but not too close while scouting for turkeys.
Why look and body positioning matter more than anything other facet of decoying spring gobblers.
The huge crowds at the 2017 Outdoor News Deer and Turkey Classic were probably here to see all things whitetails and turkeys. But that they were treated to that and so much more made for a memorable atmosphere and weekend.
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