SPOKANE, Wash. — Fifty-five years ago, Jack Adkins was frustrated. A biologist for Washington’s Department of Game, Adkins was trying to catch turkeys in Stevens County using a 90-by-40-foot net propelled by “three projectiles (shot) from a small cannon.” It wasn’t working. “We’ve had all sorts of problems,” Adkins told The Spokesman-Review in January 1964. “But the main one is…
Finding fall birds when the weather is anything but average demands a new and improved hunting strategy.
Preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys is up from 13,494 the previous year.
One of the writer’s favorites is the bobolink, which generally appears in early to mid-May in the Southern Tier. It’s been a strange spring gobbler season, full of the usual highs and lows, filled tags, close calls, and near misses. A mid-season gobbling lull could be blamed on some wet and cool weather, but there always seemed to be a…
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…
Ohio hunters checked a total of 19,088 wild turkeys during the 2019 spring wild turkey hunting season. In 2018, hunters checked a total of 22,635 wild turkeys.
Not all was lost, however, as Big Pine Creek offered outstanding trout fishing all week.
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.
The Wisconsin DNR still has plenty of leftover spring turkey available for counter or online purchase.
Using these levels of twilight is not only fun, but if you happen to be a weather and/or astronomy buff, they can serve as guidelines for setting the alarm clock and getting you where you need to be at the right time to bag that gobbler.
Glorious May spring weekend produces first gobbler for Minnesota lad – who’s already planning turkey hunts in 2020 and beyond.
The fact that this hunter’s decoy is a mounted gobbler may have escalated this intense interaction.
Ohio hunters checked 8,867 wild turkeys during the first week of the wild turkey hunting season in the south zone, April 22-28. That’s down from 10,436 in 2018.
Dane County 12-year-old’s enthusiasm captures his mentor’s attention.
That’s down about 350 from last year.
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.
Harvest down by more than 500 birds from last year.
The latest in shotgun loads triggers the distance debate.
Do some scouting and practice calling to prepare for this spring’s six turkey seasons.
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.
With turkey opener just a few weeks away, start studying the habits of gobblers in your hunting area right now.
A technical problem of some sorts paused the sale of “leftover” turkey permits, which had been scheduled for over-the-counter sales on March 12. The Illinois DNR has announced that those permits will go on sale beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. “In fairness to all turkey hunters, I decided to delay the start of over-the-counter sales for an additional week,” DNR…