After our central Missouri KFNS media hunt, Chasing spring loaded up immediately for the drive to Southeast Missouri Ozarks for our next hunt with Camp Hope, where veterans heal up by fishing, hiking, 4-wheeling and hunting.
What's wrong with your turkeys? As I mentioned previously, not a thing—they're just being turkeys and going about their turkey business. But to understand why they're not gobbling and why they're not racing to your every call, it pays to have a bit of an understand about the wild turkey and they're habits.
It's as inevitable as the first gobble of spring. In fact, seasons are just now getting underway across turkey country and the groaning has already started: The birds just aren't right. What's wrong with the turkeys? The answer, plain and simple is: Not a darn thing. They're just being turkeys. They're doing their own thing—eating, pooping and doing things turkeys do.
I met one of the coolest bunch of young hunters ever assembled on a recent Kids Hunting for a Cure event in Tennessee. KHFAC leads kids, many with terminal illnesses, on organized hunts to raise money for cancer research and to teach them that they can make a difference.
Rain, wind and cold could not dampen the enthusiasm, eagerness and spirit of our kids during the hunt.
There was little time for recovery following our first Chasing Spring hunt of the season in Florida. To say the journey to South Carolina was a wild adventure is quite an understatement and it began as soon as I walked out the front door.
The 4 a.m. drive to the airport came complete with intense rain, sleet and finally some serious snow. Traffic was slow, cars and trucks lined the roadside ditches and I was thankful for my four-wheel drive as I fought my way around slow cars and up steep ice and snow-covered inclines.
For turkey hunters like me, the season lasts 365 days a year. So earlier this month I headed to my turkey property in Missouri to do some preseason scouting. I found a ton of sign, heard some good gobbling and even spotted a flock of about 30 birds.
Our journey began early Sunday morning March 6, 3:00 AM for the first Chasing Spring turkey hunt. After loading my old green suburban, I headed off from home at 4:00 a.m. to St. Louis for a 6:00 a.m. flight.
Thus far, Chasing Spring has been a whirlwind of sports shows and seminars, but the time has finally come to get things started! Our first gobbler hunt of the new year begins Monday morning as we go into battle in the swamps of southern Florida. Now THIS is what Chasing Spring is all about—the first gobble of a new spring.
Everyone Loves Raymond! We're not quite sure if he's the hugger or the hug-ee, but it's pretty obvious our very own Chasing Spring host Ray Eye got around at the recent NWTF Convention in Nashville—and we've got the pictures to prove it. Just how many people did Uncle Ray hug at the Convention?