As populations have increased wild turkeys have become a nuisance is some areas.
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…
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.
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.
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
Previously known as leftover permits, bonus harvest authorizations are available for purchase online through GoWild.Wi.Gov and at all license agents.
Heading afield in coming days and weeks for spring longbeards? First invest some time in understanding where your gobbler loads are going to land.
DNR says February is an ideal time to plan your spring turkey Learn to Hunt program, with classes typically taking place in mid- to late March.
The annual fall hunter survey shows continued declines in fall turkey hunter numbers, and a larger portion of those hunters are pursuing turkeys secondary to other species.
Blogger has been patiently waiting for gobbler at his Sandusky County place.
The spring wild turkey season is the central focus of my elusive outdoor quest. Just when I think I can reach that attainable goal of tagging a big bird, it slips through my fingers at the last minute due to some unforeseen circumstance or situation we couldn’t have planned for. I should preface this all by saying that May is…
When using a decoy setup in an area where another hunter might be encountered, it’s beyond wise to play it safe. If you see another hunter stalking your decoy setup, call out in a loud, clear voice to warn them, and never wave or make a turkey sound to get their attention.
Like hunting deer, turkey hunting is a lifelong experience, and the more time you spend in the woods the better hunter you’ll become.
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.
Harvest totals as of this morning (April 16) stood at just over 4,900 – a solid start on the way toward the goal of 15,000 once the season wraps up in mid-May.
The latest in shotgun loads triggers the distance debate.
Employing a simply trail-cam strategy can improve planning for your first spring gobbler hunt.
With opening day for turkeys coming soon, it’s high time to start staking out hunting territory for the spring.
Next to your gun and your turkey calls, a good turkey vest is perhaps the most useful item a turkey hunter can own. A little knowledge of what to look for will help you choose the right vest.
A great time to scout ahead of spring gobbler season.
A smart hunting blind strategy can help you score a big tom or respectable jake this gobbler hunting season.
Drawn to the area by food, some of the wild turkeys who are caught are given GPS backpacks so scientists can track their behavior and hopefully better manage the herds. Most of them are moved to a rural area in the Book Cliffs near Vernal where a large flock lives.
Pass the time by prepping gear, clothing, and calls, and there’s never a bad time to practice your calling.
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.