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Florida turkey hunter up next to a tree
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Turkey Hunting: Tagging a Tom by Changing Decoy Strategies (video)

Reading turkey sign, making observations while you hunt, then applying that info in the next turkey hunt is an effective technique no matter where you chase turkeys! Watch this turkey hunt where…
Turkey hunting walking in the woods with a tom over his shoulder
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Hunting: 7 Areas That are Spring Turkey Turnoffs

Identifying Turkey Turnoffs - Where You're Least Likely to Find a Spring Gobbler You can improve your odds of bagging a long-bearded spring tom by concentrating on the best habitat areas. But…
Turkey hunter sitting next to tree shooting at 3 turkeys
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Is a 20 Gauge Shotgun Enough for Turkey Hunting? (video)

For many years, the 3-inch, 12-gauge ruled the roost with turkey hunters, but with the introduction of the 3 1/2-inch shell, the 12-gauge upped the ante with a whopping 2 3/8-ounce payload of shot.…
Mother turkey in a field with her poults
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Partners in Conservation: Bass Pro Shops & National Wild Turkey Federation

A match made in conservation heaven. Bass Pro Shops and the National Wild Turkey Federation have influenced wildlife conservation and our hunting heritage like no other over the past four decades.…
News & Tips: 15 Turkey Vest Essentials (Checklist)
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15 Turkey Vest Essentials (Checklist)

The purpose of a turkey vest is to securely, comfortably, and accessibly carry the essential gear needed for turkey hunting.  In selecting “essentials” there often seems to be a miniature Boy Scout…
News & Tips: How to Hunt Turkeys That Don't Gobble
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How to Hunt Turkeys That Don't Gobble (video)

The sound — or lack of sounds — was frustrating to say the least. A gobbler that I had in my sights roosted the evening before had simply glanced around him in the faint morning's daylight, and then…
Turkey hunting leaning next to a tree preparing to shoot a gobbler
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Beginner Turkey Hunting Gear Buying Guide (video)

6 Hunting Gear Items You Will Need to Get Started in Turkey Hunting Like most any kind of outdoor pursuit, turkey hunting can be as simple or as complicated as you want to make it. If you’re just…
News & Tips: 4 Proven Hunting Techniques to Get Close to Spring Gobblers...
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4 Proven Hunting Techniques to Get Close to Spring Gobblers

Getting as close to your targeted turkey as possible before making your first call is one of the most significant advantages that you can have when trying to call to a gobbler. When a hunter is able…
News & Tips: Turkey Hunting for Windy Weather Gobblers...
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Turkey Hunting for Windy Weather Gobblers

On a clear, calm day from a prominent ridge you can hear a turkey gobble a mile away. But how many clear, calm days do you encounter during spring turkey season? A few, yes. But quite often,…
News & Tips: Test Your Fall Turkey Hunting Knowledge Quiz...
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Test Your Fall Turkey Hunting Knowledge Quiz

Will You Have Wild Turkey on the Table for Thanksgiving? Let’s test your fall turkey hunting knowledge with this quiz and see if you’re ready to put a wild turkey on the table like the Pilgrims and…
Katie Marchetti: photo credit: Shane Lewellen @The_Outfit_Oklahoma...
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3 Powerful Lessons Learned on My First Turkey Hunt

A three a.m. start to get here in the dark and a headlight handshake introduction. Sitting in the dewey stillness of the morning hunt, with a front pew view of the world as it wakes. Listening to the…
News & Tips: These are the Nine Top Spots for Spring Turkey Hunting...
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These are the Nine Top Spots for Spring Turkey Hunting

Deer hunters have made a science of pinpointing the very best location to up their odds for harvesting a mature buck. Turkey hunters can boost their success by copying this page from the whitetail…