Turkey Hunting Tactics

Federal Heavyweight TSS

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Go West, Young Man . . . Call Softly . . . and Carry the Right Loads – Federal Heavyweight TSS

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On his third trip northwest from Abilene, Texas, determined cattleman Birch Lobban loaded his family by wagon, trailing his herd across the nation with Manifest Destiny in mind....

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Midday Turkey Hunt

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Tips for a Successful Midday Turkey Hunt

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Midday gobblers can provide a completely different style of hunt. These birds have moved away from the roost and shifted their focus to feeding, presenting a worthy challenge....

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Archery Hunting Turkeys

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Trials and Tribulations of Archery Hunting Turkeys

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Every spring in the fading weeks of March, I make it a point to re-read the book of all turkey hunting books, Tom Kelly’s “Tenth Legion.” If you are reading my amateur...

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Big Woods Turkeys

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Changing Pace from Field Birds to Big Woods Turkeys

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Field birds vs. big woods turkeys. There are significant differences between field birds and what I call big woods turkeys. We all drive by field birds in early spring and glass...

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Grudge Birds

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Hunting Grudge Birds … I Mean ‘Mature Toms’

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What’s a Grudge Bird? A grudge bird is a wild turkey gobbler that over time has managed to really piss you off. Typically, that’s a 3- to 4-year-old mature gobbler. They...

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Turkey Decoy Hacks

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Three Turkey Decoy Hacks

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When it comes to turkey decoys, I’m a minimalist. Though I understand that some movement in the spread can create interest, and a small spin can draw birds, I’m just not the...

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Ground Blind

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When, How and Why to Use a Ground Blind for Turkeys

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Understanding when to use a ground blind. While the turkey hunter will encounter many different challenges, one thing remains the same: turkeys can be pursued in a plethora of...

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Can Turkeys Be Hunted in High Winds

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Can Turkeys Be Hunted in High Winds?

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There’s a lot of advice on hunting turkeys in high winds, given that breezy conditions are especially common throughout the plains and other parts of the wild turkey’s range....

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