Turkey Hunting

A Merriam’s Wild Turkey strutting
Life History of the Merriam’s Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo merriami)

Pursuing the beautiful mountain bird — the Merriam’s Wild Turkey Just as the Eastern wild turkey is known for…

A stack of turkey calls on a table
The Basics of Turkey Calls and Their History

Take a journey through the types of turkey calls and applications from Native American history…

A bowhunter holds a wild turkey
How Hard is it to Bowhunt Turkeys?

Exploring the difficulties of archery hunting wild turkeys Every spring in the fading weeks of…

A group of turkeys walking a trail midday.
How to Hunt Turkeys During the Midday

How to turn the tides on turkey hunting after lunch Midday gobblers can provide a…

An Osceola wild turkey walking in a swamp.
Osceola Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo osceola) – A Wild Turkey Profile

What do you know about the swamp turkey from Florida? The Osceola wild turkey (Meleagris…

Hunters sit in a turkey blind on a hunt.
When, How and Why to Use a Ground Blind for Turkeys

Understanding when to use a ground blind While the turkey hunter will encounter many different…

A turkey hunter carries a 20 gauge shotgun through the woods.
Can I Use a 20-Gauge to Hunt Turkeys?

A look into breaking tradition by hunting turkey with a 20-gauge Yes, yes, yes. I…

A turkey hunter checks trail camera pictures while scouting.
Scouting Turkeys with Trail Cameras

Scouting turkeys with trail cameras can make turkey hunting more efficient Every turkey hunter knows…

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 Rio Grande turkey strutting in a field
Rio Grande Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo intermedia)

The Rio Grande wild turkey is more than just a Texas bird  The Rio Grande subspecies…

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…

A new turkey hunter holds up their first turkey up with joy.
A Deeper Look at Mentoring in Turkey Hunting

It’s more than just taking someone on a turkey hunt If there is one form…

A turkey hunter shows a bird he shot.
A Reason to Over Call Turkeys

Over calling turkeys is not the best idea — but in some cases, it may…

A turkey hunter loading his shotgun during a turkey hunt.
Choosing Turkey Chokes, Ammo, and Shot Patterning

Exploring what chokes and ammo to use for turkey hunting Turkey hunting is like nothing…

A wild turkey moves silently along the edge of a field.
How to Kill a Silent Turkey

Explore a less traditional but effective approach to hunting turkeys that are silent during the…

A gould's wild turkey walking in an opening in New Mexico. .
Gould’s Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo mexicana) – A Wild Turkey Profile

The story of America’s largest and rarest turkey subspecies The Gould’s turkey (Meleagris gallopavo mexicana)…

A Eastern wild turkey tom strutting in a field.
Eastern Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) – A Wild Turkey Profile

Rebounding from near extinction, the Eastern Wild Turkey is the King of Game Birds The…

A hunter looking for wild turkey in traditional ruffed grouse habitat.
Are Wild Turkeys Considered Upland Game?

In the scientific sense, wild turkeys are upland game; but in the cultural sense, that’s…