Thanksgiving: Eating with Gratitude Connects You to Nature
"Eating with the fullest pleasure is perhaps the profoundest enactment of our connection with the [natural] world," says Wendell Barry. Happy Thanksgiving.
Bourjaily: I Hate the 3 1/2-inch Turkey Load
I had a chance to shoot a Beretta O/U in .458 Win Mag a while ago. I'd never fired a big-bore rifle, but I pulled the trigger, the steel plate target clanged, and honestly my first thought was: "That was nowhere near as bad as a turkey load." In fact, it was kind of fun, so I shot the plate about twenty more times.
The Different Types of Turkey Calls | Learn Turkey Vocalizations
All 5 subspecies of American turkeys have the same vocabulary. It consists of 28 different turkey calls. Here are the primary vocalizations that turkey use.
Turkey fan display
These turkey fan mounts are made from oak or barnwood. Most popular display has 5 shells evenly spaced to hang calls, beards, hats or coats. The display is 30” wide which is just a little bit wider than the average turkey fan. Different colored shot shells are available. Wall mounting screws are spaced 16” apart so that you can anchor it to studs easily. Screws and drywall anchors are included for ease of hanging. Oak displays are stained and have 2 coats of satin finish on them. Barnwood…
My Top 7 Spring Turkey Scouting Tips
Every good hunter knows that the true hunting season starts way before opening day. If you want to be successful, you have to do your homework. And it all starts with scouting. If you don’t know where the turkeys are, you may be wasting your time. And for many of us, that’s a luxury we just don’t have. Not to mention, it kind of defeats
Aggressive Turkey Calling Tactics for 6 Hunting Scenarios
The old-timers who took me on my very first turkey hunts in the hard-hunted states of West Virginia, New York, Massachusetts, and Tennessee preached a spare-and-rare approach to calling. Bringing that mindset back to my home country in the Upper Midwest and Great Plains was a good idea—sometimes it even worked. But there were plenty of occasions when soft and subtle failed. Whether the country was too big, the wind was too strong, the toms were too aloof, or the hens were too plentiful, it…
Late Season Turkey Tip: Tag The Tom That's All Show and No Fight
YOUR QUARRY: Hen Magnet ** Psychological Profile:** Mature and full-fanned, this bird has a beard that brushes the ground and long, needle-sharp spurs. But it's all for show. He's a lover, not a fighter. Hen Magnet is physically capable of being the top tom, but he just doesn't have it in him to do battle. That, or he has figured out that he simply doesn't have to. By ingratiating himself to King Strut--a sort of sidekick, if you will--Hen Magnet has put himself in the perfect position to…