We turkey hunters call it “the dispersal’—the time when winter flocks break up and move to new spring areas to breed and nest. One Missouri resident just views it as damage and destruction.
The best shotgun range for dropping a spring gobbler often sparks debate. My generic answer: 25-35 yards.
Back in the 20th Century this would have been science fiction. Not now.
If you haven’t heard, by definition an “app” is slang for an application — usually a small, specialized program downloaded onto mobile devices. And now turkey hunters have one available. The official NWTF Turkey Hunting Toolbox offers these features in one phone app.
Will the mild winter and warm spring help or hurt turkey hunting?
Here's a quick look at footage of gobblers taken using a Bushnell Trophy Cam.
Use this insider’s information on wild turkey beards to start a spring gobbler camp conversation and even win a friendly bet.
An Eastern wild turkey gobbler (with one heck of a beard) calmly feeds in the leaves near a trail camera — and is suddenly attacked from the air by a golden eagle. For a second there it looks like the turkey might not escape.
A California nature preserve, the issue is stirring up some “us vs. them” issues. The Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) won’t allow a single trigger pull if they can help it. Even if it is a youth turkey hunt set for this coming weekend.
Do you think it’s a guy standing in washed-out camouflage next to a tree? Is the turkey in front of the alleged Bigfoot figure a taxidermy mount? Do you think maybe it’s a possibility? If so, why are the images and videos always so grainy?
When we aim our pellet-driving shotguns at a standing gobbler’s head, we’re pointing that firearm like a rifle. Tight killing loads are a must to drop the king of all game birds.
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