As a mentor, Ladd has witnessed some interesting youth hunts.As New York’s youth turkey hunting weekend fast approaches, I have almost a sick feeling in my gut over it. For the first time in I don’t know how many years, I’ll have to sit this one out. Mentoring new hunters is something I believe strongly in, and whenever possible, I’m…
Adult counterparts fare a bit worse on opening day.
Heading afield in coming days and weeks for spring longbeards? First invest some time in understanding where your gobbler loads are going to land.
All regulations remain in effect under Safer at Home order; season opens April 15.
Wisconsin waters are open and people may fish if they have a license and abide by normal season regulations. In addition, all regulations apply for hunting and trapping.
Results from 2019 deer, bear and spring turkey seasons among the best ever.
And Southwest Ohio Eagle Creek turkey drawing planned by mail; public drawing on March 28 canceled over the COVID-19 crisis.
About 280 wildlife violations were issued to 14 individuals.
Not just for whitetails anymore, trail cameras can provide keen insight into wild turkey spring haunts and habits.
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.
Lottery application now only required for three large wildlife management areas.
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.