Joel Nelson

Joel Nelson is a well-known turkey-hunting personality in the Midwest, working for several hunting product manufacturers and call companies in the past 20 years. Joel has taken birds in more than a dozen states, killing himself or guiding hunters to hundreds of birds in the process. In his travels, he's competed and hunted with everyone from local turkey guides to NWTF Grand National Calling Champions. He shares his experience in the pages of Outdoor News, several online outdoors publications, and on his own blog site Joel Nelson Outdoors, where he invites folks to “Ask Me Anything.”

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A hunter setting up turkey decoys.
Unusual Turkey Decoy Methods that Work

Step up your turkey decoy game this season When it comes to turkey decoys, I’m…

Wild turkeys in a field with high winds.
Can Turkeys Be Hunted in High Winds?

Looking at the effects of high winds on turkey behavior and hunting. There’s a lot…

A turkey hunter uses a turkey box call.
Is Bad Calling Good Enough to Hunt Turkeys?

Being a champion turkey caller is not a prerequisite for being a good turkey hunter. …

A turkey decoy in a field with turkey hunters.
Do Turkey Decoys Really Work?

A constructive look at when turkey decoys do and do not work. The simple answer…