Wild Turkey

Avoiding turkey hunting mistakes

by Steve Galea | May 14, 2021

I believe a wild turkey can make a fool out of even the best hunter — but, I also believe, most of the time, they can’t do that without our assistance.

West Nile virus widespread in turkey range

by Jeff Helsdon | May 13, 2021

West Nile virus (WNV) is widespread across Ontario and Quebec’s wild turkey range.

Dealing with close range turkeys

by Al Davy | April 30, 2021

Al Davy has some turkey hunting tactics for that sneaky longbeard who suddenly appears at close range.

Braised and fried turkey wings

by Andrew Rochon | April 29, 2021

Wild turkey wings can be quite tough, so it’s necessary to braise them low and slow to help make them more tender.

Tailoring a 20 gauge for turkey

by Jeff Helsdon | April 28, 2021

A combination of heavier shot and fine-tuning can make a 20 gauge shotgun more optimal for hunting turkeys at 40 yards.

Lessons learned from bowhunting wild turkey

by Tim Watts | April 21, 2021

Most hunters choose to hunt turkeys with a shotgun, some choose to up the challenge by hunting these amazing birds with archery gear.

a lone hunter sits on a snow-speckled forest floor, regarding his turkey decoy, and calculating

Ten turkey hunting myths busted

by Al Davy | April 16, 2021

Turkey hunting myths arise because we see wild turkeys do the same thing several times, and then assume they will always do it that way.

Assessing Ontario’s wild turkey population

by Jeff Helsdon | March 29, 2021

How’s Ontario’s turkey population? That has to be one of the most common questions the MNRF is asked regarding wild turkeys.

Ask a CO: Are detachable magazines allowed when shotgun hunting?

by Editorial Staff | January 14, 2021

Ask a CO takes Ontario OUT of DOORS readers’ questions and utilizes the knowledge of Conservation Officers to find the answers.