Wild turkey surprise: Locating and calling boss gobblers during the unusual spring of 2018

I have a vast network of hunting buddies and colleagues, and if I had to sum up in one word the reports so far out of this turkey season it would be … strange. Or maybe erratic? Unreliable? Inconsistent? Something along those lines. My own experience in three states thus far has echoed that general…

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Portable blinds sometimes the best bet for turkey hunting in bad weather

Two young gobblers (jakes) lock beaks.Turkeys seem to have a degree of repugnance for rain, wind, snow and cold only slightly below ours. However, the turkey mating season tends to wash away some of that fear, uncomforting feeling and intolerance of inclement weather much better than hunters. Many turkey hunters have never seen the book,…

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Tackling busy April of chores ahead of spring gobbler season

Easter weekend finally brought the weather I was looking for, and I sprang into action on the chore list. After all, turkey season was only a month away (shorter for the youth weekend) and there’s plenty to do if I want to spend my weekend mornings in May chasing gobblers. The truth is, I’m going…

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Cara Bags Her First Bow Turkey…And It’s a Merriam’s

Cara Harper/FacebookTagging a turkey in Nebraska doesn’t get much better than this. We’ve featured Cara Harper in a few great stories over the last year here at Wide Open Spaces. As a co-host during the 2017 season for Ducks Unlimited TV, this passionate hunter exudes the strengths and qualities we all should strive for, and…

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