Posts Tagged ‘Turkey’

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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.

Mosquito - West Nile Virus
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West Nile Virus study requires help from hunters

A study to determine the extent of West Nile Virus (WNV) exposure in wild turkeys and ruffed grouse requires hunter input, says Dr. Amanda MacDonald.

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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.

DIY Turkey Decoy
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DIY turkey decoy – Strut your stuff

Decoy realism counts in turkey hunting, but I’m not yet ready to spend several hundred dollars on an ultra-realistic model. Instead, I make use of the spoils of a previous hunt… Using this process, your decoy will be almost indistinguishable from the real thing, and moreover, it will appear to be in strut.

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All tracks lead to spring

All tracks lead to spring. There is still snow on the ground in this part of the province. And, as I peck at these keys, turkey season is less than a month away and closing fast.. Those two thoughts converged in my mind seconds after I noticed a set of turkey tracks in the snow just down the road from my place.

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Luck of the Irish: spring turkey hunt

This was my first guided turkey hunt, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. At around 4:30 a.m. I arrived at the old farmhouse where we had arranged to meet.

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Of desperation and luck

I’m not the kind of outdoorsman who plans on luck, but I have hunted and fished for long enough to know that if you don’t have any, you are well…out of luck.

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Photo Friday Winner – May 12, 2017

Congratulations to our Photo Friday winner Jenn Bertin of Bracebridge!