Turkey Hunting

Turkey hunters in the spring woods after shooting a turkey
Etiquette of the Spring Turkey Hunting Season

Turkey hunting brings higher rates of hunter conflict, so some basic principles of etiquette will…

A turkey hunter about to take a shot with a gun that has been patterned.
How to Pattern a Turkey Gun

Use these steps to understand how effective your shotgun, choke, and shot combination is at…

How to Run and Gun in Turkey Hunting

Use a mobile approach to track down more turkeys and increase your hunting opportunities As…

A turkey hunter holds up a turkey during a fall hunt
How Fall Turkeys Can Improve Your Calling Skills

How to call in a fall turkey and learn from their language In my middle…

A turkey hunter holds up a long beard Tom
Yes, You Are Supposed to Make Noise Turkey Hunting

A long time hunter, but first time turkey hunter learns to adjust to the vastly…

Keeping Composure when Turkey Fever Strikes

The author explores how adrenaline can lead to turkey fever and an empty tag Turkey…

A wild turkey hen comes into a turkey call.
The Fighting Hens – A Deadly Turkey Calling Tactic

Spring turkey hunting tactics rarely explore the idea of calling other hens as a viable…

A wild turkey comes into a call mid morning
When is the Best Time to Hunt Turkeys?

Looking at the benefits of primarily hunting mid to late morning turkeys and sleeping in…

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…

A wild turkey roosting in a tree
A How-to Guide to Roosting Turkeys

Roosting turkeys is a very important step in building the foundation for all turkey hunting…

A turkey hunter holds up a mature Tom turkey with large spurs.
How to Hunt an Impossible Mature Turkey – Grudge Birds

How to beat those difficult turkeys at their own game A grudge bird is a wild turkey…

Wild turkeys in a suburban neighborhood.
Understanding Suburban Turkey Behavior

A look at suburban turkey behavior and hunting from the author of The Urban Deer…

A turkey hangs up outside of shooting range.
What Does it Mean When a Turkey ‘Hangs Up?’

Is the turkey hang up the result of pressure or is it normal behavior? Hunting…

a mature tom ritually strutting to breed a hen wild turkey.
Learning About Wild Turkey Breeding Rituals

What do you know about the breeding rituals of wild turkeys? A spring morning at…

Turkey hunters re-purpose gear as self-taught hunters.
Becoming a Self-Taught Turkey Hunter

It is possible to become a self-taught turkey hunter with time A single yelp cut…

Two turkey hunters using the turkey fanning tactic
Turkey Fanning – The Controversy and Method

Turkey fanning has made a major comeback as a hunting methodology — here is what you…

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 wild turkey strutting in big woods.
How to Hunt Big Woods Turkeys

Hunting big woods turkeys is much different than pursuing field birds. There are significant differences…

A veteran turkey hunter using a pot call to call in wild turkeys.
I Only Use Pot Calls – A Seasoned Turkey Hunter Confession

Yes, you can be successful only using pot calls There was a time when I…

A wild turkey making a shock gobble.
What is a Shock Gobble?

What does the shock gobble mean and how do we use it in hunting? I…

A turkey hunter successfully shoots a turkey.
The Last Turkey Hunting Tactic You Will Ever Need

The highly effective turkey hunting tactic known as the turkey calling retreat This article originally…