Waterfowl Bands: More Than Just Trinkets
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2w ago
Banded birds have an undeniable cool factor, and hunters fortunate enought to shoot a bling-toting duck or goose are usually excited about adding jewelry to their lanyard and curious about the origin of their trophy. But those bands and the information they carry mean much more. When recovered, that data ..read more
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When You Should Shoot a Jake
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8M ago
The Kentucky hunt had been great. I'd killed a beautiful longbeard early on, watched buddies take others, and had one tag left. We were a half-hour late for heading to the airport, but gobblers were fired up and coming. What would you do? I thought so. I stayed, too. We ..read more
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How to Build a Turkey Spur Skinning Knife
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8M ago
Every turkey hunter loves a long, sharp spur. And we love to show those spurs off on necklaces, key chains, hatbands, and meter-long assemblies of hooks. But what about turning the leg of your trophy tom into a useful hunting tool? This knife, crafted with a turkey leg handle, is ..read more
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Podcast: Kentucky Turkey Hunter Attacked by Bobcat
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8M ago
I first met my friend Jack Canady in the early 2000s, back when I was in college and he was working the gun counter part-time at a local sporting goods store. He’s always an easy guy to talk to, eager to share fishing tips or intel on a gobbling turkey ..read more
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First Wild Turkeys Test Positive for Avian Flu in Montana
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9M ago
The first wild turkeys known to die of the avian flu have been discovered in Montana near MSU Billings. According to NBC Montana , the person who discovered the first dead bird assumed it’d been struck by a vehicle, but after finding another dead turkey in the same area the ..read more
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10 Ways to Sound Better on a Friction Call
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9M ago
Mouth turkey calls are fun to yak on. So much so that most hunters yelp way too much and way too loud on a diaphragm. I’ll go out on a gobbler’s roost limb and say this: If we would keep our mouths shut and run a mix of box, slate ..read more
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Aggressive Tom Is Attacking People on Washington, D.C., Trail
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9M ago
Folks walking the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail at Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens in the Washington, D.C., area are having to keep their eyes open for an aggressive gobbler that’s already sent one person to urgent care. Scientists, park rangers, and others are working to catch the hostile bird and release ..read more
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Fool a Field Turkey Without a Fan
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9M ago
One of the toughest turkeys is an old longbeard that spends a good portion of his day strutting out in the middle of a green field where he can see a country mile. As he spins and displays in his gaudy splendor, he’s telling hens in the area, “I’m the ..read more
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How to Make a Deer Antler Turkey Tote
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10M ago
You’ve been after him since daylight. He flew down the wrong direction, avoided you on the next two sets, and finally committed the fourth time you got in front of him. Trouble is, you are now a mile or more from the truck. And this old gobbler is big. Really ..read more
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Never Miss a Gobbler Again
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10M ago
A gobbler comes on a string, breaking a magnificent strut to run out his neck and rattle the foliage with a double gobble. You cluck. He stops and sticks up his red neck. You press the trigger. With improbable speed and grace for a gangly 20-pounder, the bird leaps into ..read more
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