Wautoma’s Sam Timm won the 2023 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp design contests.
Hunting springtime gobblers is even harder nowadays because of the proliferation of predators, which has decreased turkey numbers.
Because they are so small and compact and imitate most turkey vocalizations, the writer always carries one in his shirt pocket for use both in the fall and spring.
The goal is to find birds to hunt during the first two or three days of the season.
Don’t let talk about possible drop in turkey numbers slow you down.
The 2021 spring turkey season provided Illinois hunters with a glimpse of what hunters in other midwestern states have noticed in recent years — an obvious swing in the availability of birds.
Potential fines and civil damages from these cases could exceed $100,000.
As populations have increased wild turkeys have become a nuisance is some areas.
Number of birds, permits sold are down so far.
First light is obviously not sunrise. For the sake of terminology, there is civil twilight, nautical twilight and astronomical twilight to consider, which all occur before the official sunrise, and after sunset. Here’s how it all can impact turkey hunting success.
Author witnesses poults caring for injured hen turkey.
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…
Early results show 17% drop from 2020 numbers during ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
(Photo by Jerrod Vila)Another turkey season is well behind us now and hopefully most of the talk centered around wild turkeys is that of seeing hens with plenty of poults along our travels. That is something that is always good news for the seasons that lie ahead. As soon as one hunting season is over, I’m always looking ahead to…
It was a pretty quiet morning in the turkey woods and, after hours of hearing nothing I decided to take a break and just enjoy the spring woods. Sitting on a hillside with my back to a large red oak I reached into my pack to see if one of the half dozen or so calls I normally carry might…
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.
You never know when you will need to offer a gobbler a different sound.
Spring turkey season opener is April 21; bonus harvest authorizations are still available for several periods and zones.
And by “masters,” the author means listen to, then mimic, the calling of actual hens and toms.
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.
Game Commission may ban the use of rifles during the fall turkey season in Pa.
License sales were also up significantly over the previous year, likely due in large part to COVID-19.