Fall Turkey Hunting: A Comprehensive Guide to Bag Turkeys

While many hunters are familiar with the thrill of calling in a big tom during spring, fall turkey hunting offers its own unique and challenging experience. Unlike the spring season, where mating is the primary focus, fall turkey hunting revolves around hunting flocks and targeting individual birds.

Bass Pro Shops Invests $500,000 in Critical Wild Turkey Research

Major Bass Pro Shops investment creates groundswell of support for critical wild turkey research and conservation.

In June Bass Pro Shops and Big Cedar Lodge hosted the National Wild Turkey Federation’s 2023 National Leadership Conference. A gathering of organizational and chapter leadership, scientists, volunteers and others passionate about wild turkey conservation, the conference provided the occasion to announce NWTF’s 2023 line up of wild turkey research initiatives.

The Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s CLUB: Signature Turkey Hunting Adventures

Signature Outdoor Adventures from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s CLUB link passionate sportsmen and women with experiences hosted by some of the best lodges, outfitters, and brands in the business. We proudly host CLUB Members at the height of the season in some of the world’s best places to hunt and fish. Our adventures are measured in not just in fish caught or tags filled, but in friendship and lifelong memory.

Turkey Hunting Gear List for Beginners

Wild turkeys are one of the most accessible game animals in North America. Their continent-wide distribution and the excitement of their pursuit draws thousands of hunters to the turkey woods each spring.

With a bit of insight and a core pack of gear, you can be one of them. Our Guide to Turkey Hunting provides an overview of turkey hunting and how to optimize your chances of success.

Guide to Turkey Guns

For many hunters, the shotgun is as much a part of the turkey hunting experience as the bird itself. For experienced hunters, dialing in the range of variables now available in turkey guns, accessories and ammunition can make the experience that much better. For the new turkey hunter, this same range of variables can be intimidating and make getting the right set up a daunting proposition.

Beginner's Guide to Turkey Hunting

At its most essential, turkey hunting success comes down to understanding a handful of variables. Starting with the wild turkey and the places they live and considering the gear and techniques necessary to hunt them effectively, this Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Guide to Turkey Hunting provides a foundation from which to start chasing gobblers.

Wild Turkey 101

Wild turkeys are experts at staying alive. That the wild turkey can survive in diverse environments across North America stands testament this incredible ability.

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 Grant tags an Osceola tom after changing his turkey decoy strategy!