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.
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.
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.
Modern turkey decoys present a variety of benefits to the turkey hunter. Their lifelike appearance—aptly described as the “absolute pinnacle of realism”-- has evolved to the point that turkeys interact with decoys in much the same way they react to actual turkeys.
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.
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.
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.
These Turkey Decoy Tips Will Help Ensure A Successful Harvest
Ask experienced hunters what they think of turkey decoys, and you're likely to get reactions ranging from full endorsement to complete rejection.