JoelNelson Author

Joel Nelson is a well-known turkey-hunting personality in the Midwest, working for several hunting product manufacturers and call companies in the past 20 years. Joel has taken birds in more than a dozen states, killing himself or guiding hunters to hundreds of birds in the process. In his travels, he's competed and hunted with everyone from local turkey guides to NWTF Grand National Calling Champions. He shares his experience in the pages of Outdoor News, several online outdoors publications, and on his own blog site Joel Nelson Outdoors, where he invites folks to “Ask Me Anything.”
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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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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bad turkey calling

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Is Bad Calling Good Enough to Hunt Turkeys?

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The short answer is, yes. But as my cousin Todd and I found out one warm April morning while competing for the attention of a tom with a rival hunter, it depends. We found...

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Do Turkey Decoys Really Work

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Do Turkey Decoys Really Work?

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A constructive look at when turkey decoys do and do not work. The simple answer is of course they do. Maybe a better way of putting it is to quote the movie Anchorman, “Sixty...

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