Understanding Suburban Turkey Behavior

A look at suburban turkey behavior and hunting from the author of The Urban Deer Complex. Not too long ago I spent the vast majority of my hunting in suburban and urban America....

What Does it Mean When a Turkey ‘Hangs Up?’

Is the turkey hang up the result of pressure or is it normal behavior? Hunting is replete with a lot of unusual language to those that find themselves new to the culture. There...

Learning About Wild Turkey Breeding Rituals

What do you know about the breeding rituals of wild turkeys? A spring morning at daybreak is what we turkey hunters live for. The sun begins to show hints of orange and yellow in...

Becoming a Self-Taught Turkey Hunter

It is possible to become a self-taught turkey hunter with time. A single yelp cut across the field as I sat, anxiously waiting. I was alone on the edge of a tree line, trying to...

Turkey Fanning – The Controversy and Method

Turkey fanning has made a major comeback as a hunting methodology — here is what you need to know. A while back we got this idea that we wanted to switch up our turkey...

Can Turkeys Be Hunted in High Winds?

Looking at the effects of high winds on turkey behavior and hunting. There’s a lot of advice on hunting turkeys in high winds, given that breezy conditions are especially common...

How to Hunt Big Woods Turkeys

Hunting big woods turkeys is much different than pursuing field birds. There are significant differences between field birds and what I call big woods turkeys. We all...

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 counted every turkey I harvested like a point on some scorecard to determine when I achieved the status of...

What is a Shock Gobble?

What does the shock gobble mean and how do we use it in hunting? I started hunting when I was about 13 years old. I can’t readily recall the first squirrel hunt I was successful...

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