From the time of the Pilgrims, to the days of the Good Ole Boys, the turkey shoot is America’s oldest shooting sport.
National Wild Turkey Federation Gives Young Hunters A Chance To Hunt Turkeys
One clean shot, from years of practice, patience and listening to the mentors, the results of studying with the masters. He had done this by him self as he paused for a moment remembering a story about the dogwood tree and it’s blossoms, a failed hunt in the past, good times and bad times, all part of life.
There is so much information on the wild turkey that you would think hunting them would be a cinch. Still there is not even a smigit of a guarantee of success.
Spring turkey hunting is an exciting sport that is growing in popularity. Nothing quite beats the warm breeze of spring, beautiful forest scenery, and the excitement of hearing a gobbler in close proximity and calling him in.
Scott Wilhelm is national champion turkey caller and an accomplished hunter. He shares his strategies for common turkey hunting scenarios in this article and podcast.
Foremosthunting.com writer Gary Gilchrist experiences the turkey hunt of a lifetime in unfamiliar territory.
We pursue them with passion in the spring. Some chase them in the fall. But most hunters just observe them while waiting for whitetails in the autumn. During winter, turkeys are largely forgotten.
The Eastern wild turkey is known to be the most challenging wild turkey to hunt. But I’m sure there are hunters out west that would argue with that assessment. The Rio and Merriam’s keep those folks busy.
Author Gary Gilchrist finds himself in a compromising position while pursuing wild turkeys in Louisiana.
Pop and I hunted together since I could walk, mostly deer hunting with dogs in the swamp. We had no radios or cell phones so when I became old enough to venture on my own
At a hundred yards he spotted the decoys, puffed up, fanned out and was strutting toward me swaying from side to side. At fifty yards he was gobbling like crazy. My heart was pounding like the drum solo in Wipeout.
I suppose the handful of salt can come in many forms, a poem and musical instrument, a karate move or even a turkey call, but when you do get their attention all you have to do is…Pass it on.
I’ve had successful turkey hunts where there was no one around, but it doesn’t compare to partner hunting for turkey.