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Some Turkey Hunting Excuses for Why You Missed Birds

Missing turkeys is part of the game. All veteran turkey hunters have been there, and if you haven't yet, brace yourself. It hurts. Memories of that strutter stepping up into range – and the 10 inches of swinging beard running off after you pull your shotgun's trigger – will haunt...


How to Hunt for Morel Mushrooms

Spring turkey hunts often have a way of turning into morel hunts for the fortunate hunters who live where the delectable wild mushrooms grow. Though gobblers can be fickle and hard to find at times, morels are usually a sure bet after daytime air temperatures start averaging beyond 65 degrees...


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New Locator Turkey Calls from Strut Commander

Hunters use crow calls to draw shock gobbles from silent spring gobblers, revealing their locations. Owl hooters, when used on a hunt, do as well. Check out the new line of offerings from Strut Commander.


5 Ways to Share a Turkey Hunting Blind

Even the most hardcore run-and-gun wild turkey hunter might spend some quality time in a pop-up blind. Weather factors often make it necessary. Wind. Rain. Sleet. Snow. Sub-freezing spring temperatures. One season in Nebraska it was so cold – 17 degrees if I remember, with a gusty wind – the...


The New Remington V3 Turkey Pro in Realtree Timber Camo

Check out this video to learn more about the Remington V3 Turkey Pro in Realtree Timber camo. Learn More : The Remington V3 Turkey Pro in Realtree Timber (Josh Honeycutt video)


The H.S. Strut UnderTaker Chest Pack in Realtree Camo

Hunters Specialties produces a lot of great gear for turkey hunters. The H.S. Strut UnderTaker Chest Pack in Realtree camo is just one of them. Watch this video to see all of the useful features it includes. MSRP: $44.99 (Josh Honeycutt video) More on the H.S. Strut UnderTaker Chest Pack...


3 Ways to Tag an Opening Day Gobbler

Let’s face it. These are busy times for most everyone; especially us turkey hunters. Try these strategies to maximize your time and effort – and you might even put your tag on a gobbler opening day. Fly-Down Time Fly-down time involves an early rising, the drive to your spot, the...


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New Strut Commander Box Calls for Turkey Hunting

Word on the new Strut Commander box calls for turkey hunting.


2019 NWTF Convention & Sport Show Highlight Video

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is the greatest conservation group working on behalf of the wild turkey in the history of modern wildlife management. If you're a longtime member as I am, you've seen wild turkey numbers grow since the organization's beginnings in 1973. And you've seen our hunting...


Watch a Gobbler Breed a Hen

Some wild turkey breeding facts . . . In spring, a male turkey gobbles to call hens for mating. A gobbler’s strutting is a spring mating display. When willing, a hen squats on the ground before a gobbler. The gobbler, twice her size, climbs on her back and they breed...


10 Things to Say After Your Turkey Bud Misses

The gobbler, amazing thing that he is, stands in range and we whiff. The sight of a longbeard running away will sicken most of us far worse than any tilt-a-whirl ride at the country fair. Been there? Most times, right after, we don't want to hear anything from the person...


10 Tips for Turkey Hunting Henned-Up Gobblers

Every year we hear the whining in turkey camp: “They’re all henned up!” Here are some tricks to getting that gobbler all to yourself. 1 . You've found a gobbler but that turkey is with a lot of hens. In this kind of situation, you need to rise earlier than...


Realtree Video: Turkey Hunting in the Wind

Treetops shake. Branches fall. Strong gusts whip past your head. Turkey hunting in the wind takes your ears away. Same goes for the big birds you're chasing. Still, there are some tactics for adjusting to this challenge. Check out these Realtree video tips for turkey hunting in the wind. Go...


3 Turkey Hunting Decoy Tricks for Tough Birds

I learned something about turkey decoys in each of the three following situations. You can too. Situation 1 Time of Year : Opening Day. Challenge : Heavy hunting pressure. Decoy Trick : I’d been working these hung-up Maine gobblers all morning. They just wouldn’t budge. For hours, we both made...


9 Things You Should Do After Killing a Turkey

The longbeard you want gobbles on the roost. Gobbles on the ground. Gobbles in range. And you make a clean, ethical shot. In the rush of sweet moments after killing a wild turkey, it's sometimes hard to catch your breath. Of course, a lot of folks first check the spurs...


5 Strange Places Wild Turkeys Like to Roost

Travel the country enough to hunt wild turkeys and you'll see birds roost in some unusual places. 1. Telephone Poles In places like Texas, where roost cover might include live oaks where available, wild turkeys might also choose other places to roost. This sometimes includes telephone poles. 2. The Ground...


Flash Hunt Your Spring Turkey

Flash hunts often insist that you know the land well enough to anticipate what a gobbler will do when you call. You can read terrain by scouting year-round. You can study roost locations as they shift. What path will a flash hunt turkey take to you? Will it chance at...


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Top 5 Longest Wild Turkey Subspecies Beards

One of the first physical details you size up when a gobbler walks into view is the beard. Beards are often a matter of shooting a legal bird in the spring, as "bearded bird" state regulations also include bearded hens ; other states are "gobblers only" and one, no jakes...


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Top 5 Scoring Rio Grande Gobblers

To many of us, Rio Grande turkey hunting means Texas, Oklahoma and that part of the country. You'll also find them roosting above the lush California vineyards north of Los Angeles and even across the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii. And many other states west of the Mississippi River. Check out...


7 Crazy Things You See in Turkey Hunting Camp

Turkey hunting camp is your home away from home. It's where you meet with your buds, hatch plans to go after gobblers you've located, and where, well, crazy things sometimes happen. Seven of these wild and warped events follow. 1. Wet Socks I mean, where do you put them? I've...


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