Here’s a simple statement: Human hunting pressure makes turkeys more difficult. Now, here’s the oft-ignored second part of that equation: Pressured turkeys are not impossible. They are still turkeys, and you can still kill them.
Having a plan always results in better turkey hunting. And sometimes, gobblers follow that plan. Other days, however, they toss the playbook aside and leave you scratching your head.
But the game shouldn’t end there. When a longbeard throws you a curve, switch tactics to keep your hunt alive. Let’s examine several common broken-plan scenarios and look at how you can adapt. Continue Reading →
The gobble startled me as it shattered the pre-dawn silence. A few soft hen yelps from my slate call had incited the response, which in turn excited me. It was the first morning of my spring turkey season and it now seemed as though it might be a short one as I knew I had a tom close by, easily within 60 yards. As I impatiently waited for light, I couldn’t help but to throw out a few more soft calls- each call being answered by a booming gobble. I know many “experts” would say to avoid calling too much to a tom on the roost, but for me, gobbling was the kick that made spring turkey hunting so special. Continue Reading →
It’s almost time to wake up early, put in the time, and listen to those sweet gobbles the light up the morning! Hunter Flanders gives a great tip on keeping your decoy set close! Click the photo below for the video! #badgersportsman Continue Reading →
Earning a turkey hunting grand slam is a goal of many turkey hunters and includes kill four subspecies of wild turkeys.
Many hunters who are passionate about turkey hunting have a goal of one day achieving a turkey hunting grand slam. To earn this, you’ll need to kill four of North America’s wild turkey subspecies. There are two species of turkey that are game animals in North America, the Ocellated turkey and the wild turkey. The wild turkey is further divided into six subspecies, four of which make up the grand slam of wild turkeys. Continue Reading →
If you’ve been thinking you would like to try a new way to hunt spring turkeys this year, then head on out to California for a challenging hunt with a pellet gun. That’s right, pellet guns. The air guns that have gained tremendous popularity in recent years are legal to hunt Turkeys with in California, and it looks like a ton of fun. The video above shows some great pellet gun turkey hunting and how to get started. Continue Reading →