My good buddy Bethge’s right. The best fall turkey hunting is yet to come. For some, it arrived this week.

In New York state, longtime friend, hunting guide, and turkey dogger Kevin Evans and his son Cody—Cody dog 001 with whom I had the pleasure of sharing a hunt several years ago when the younger Evans took his first fall turkey (and I filled one of my tags)—teamed up to score on turkeys, doubling on November 4 birds.

Getting in a quick hunt after school, father, son, and turkey dog “Patchezs” (eyes glowing from the flash in this pic provided by Evans) got a good break on 30-40 field turkeys, and by the end of it, each had tagged one. 

Are you Strut Zoners getting out with your kids for any fall turkey hunting? Keep us posted when time provides.

For more information on Evans’ guided turkey hunts, both spring and fall, check out his website at:

—Steve Hickoff