What do you know about the breeding rituals of wild turkeys?
A spring morning at daybreak is what we turkey hunters live for. The sun begins to show hints of orange and yellow in the eastern sky and seems to take an eternity to rise. The
It’s more than just taking someone on a turkey hunt.
If there is one form of hunting where a mentor can make the difference between someone becoming a hunter or not, turkey hunting is it. While a turkey’s brain is only the size of a walnut,
Field birds vs. big woods turkeys.
There are significant differences between field birds and what I call big woods turkeys. We all drive by field birds in early spring and glass the gobblers strutting and pirouetting around their harems of hens. We want to see if they
Understanding when to use a ground blind.
While the turkey hunter will encounter many different challenges, one thing remains the same: turkeys can be pursued in a plethora of ways. The most common attack route is a field-edge set up with some brush for cover, sitting
Wild turkey hunting is a perfect way to introduce young people to hunting. Unlike the often mind-numbing boredom that can accompany deer hunting, wild turkey hunting is loaded with action and sound and drama.
Typically, I take a couple of young hunting recruits out for the
A single yelp cut across the field as I sat, anxiously waiting. I was alone on the edge of a tree line, trying to visualize the success of my first solo turkey hunt.
Late to the game, it wasn’t until I neared my 30s that I
Roosting turkeys is a very important step to becoming a turkey hunter.
One of the first steps in becoming a successful turkey hunter is understanding the ins and outs of roosting turkeys. "Roosting" a turkey means finding where it sleeps and using this information to plan a successful