Gobblers

The call of the Callmakers Summit

Serious turkey hunters gathered at Turkey Trot Acres Lodge in Candor (Tioga County) last Friday for the second annual Callmakers Summit, which brought together some of the finest custom callmakers in the country. The event included a unique “in-the-woods” turkey calling contest in which competitors did their calling in the timber as opposed to on stage. Tags: Callmakers Summit, Gobblers,…

Iowa hunters harvest 11,700 spring turkeys, down 100 from last year

(Photo by Bob Drieslein)Turkey hunters reported harvesting 11,700 Iowa birds this spring, which is 100 birds fewer than were harvested in 2017. Iowa’s spring turkey seasons began April 7 with the youth season and ended on May 20. Hunters purchased nearly 50,000 spring turkey tags. Hunters can help the DNR with its annual population estimates by reporting all turkeys seen…