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Wild turkey diseases in Ontario – what to look for when harvesting turkey

As the number of wild turkeys in Ontario continues to increase it brings with it a new question. Are there diseases that could spread and deplete their numbers? So far they proving to be a hardy species.

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High ground gobblers

In the hilly part of the Canadian Shield where I hunt turkeys, one of the most common scenarios begins with a gobbler sounding off on a ridge top.

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Turkey calling crash course

Calling in a boisterous gobbler in full strut is a thrilling dimension of the hunt and it’s not a secret art. With a bit of practice on a box call, mouth call, or pot-and-peg call, you can be talking turkey.

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Are pressured turkeys smarter than others?

Are pressured turkeys smarter than others? A study out of the University of Georgia determined that hunters have an effect on turkey behaviour.

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Photo Friday Winner – May 12, 2017

Congratulations to our Photo Friday winner Jenn Bertin of Bracebridge!

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Photo Friday Winner – April 28, 2017

Congratulations to our Photo Friday winner Shannon Kelly of Yarker! This was the first tom Shannon harvested with her bow…

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Make like a tree

Finding yourself a nice comfy spot at the base of a tree is one way to hunt for turkeys. This year I’ve decided to mix it up and perch myself in a tree.

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Tom Foolery: Three Turkey Tips From a Pro

Turkey hunting can seem like a tiring battle of wits between man and Thanksgiving dinner — over the years, however, I’ve learned a few tricks to help coax that gobbler

Managing Editor Ray Blades, left, with guide Brian Sheppard with a tom.
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Turkey time in central Ontario

Right on cue, three jakes come out of the ravine to Brian’s putts and purrs. With no hesitation, they strut directly towards the decoys.