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3 Turkey Calls Every Hunter Should Own
Apr 23, 2020
Many turkey hunters are gear junkies and I’m no exception. Each spring I overload my vest with an assortment of turkey calls—knowing full well that many won’t see the light of day until I unpack after the season closes.
Fact is, I just checked my vest, and here’s the tally: 13 mouth calls, two box calls, four pot calls with four separate strikers, and three locator calls. In total, that’s 22 different turkey calls strategically tucked away.
How to Kill a Tom Off the Roost
Apr 7, 2020
More turkeys are killed during the first hour of daylight than any other one-hour period during turkey season. This was true last season and it will hold true as this season plays out. It’ll be true again next year and the one after that, too.
This isn’t coincidence. Rather, the first legal hour of hunting light is simply when hunters can use the most factors to their advantage. However, killing a sunrise gobbler is far from a slam dunk. Here are...
The 6 Turkey Vocalizations You Need to Know
Mar 27, 2020
Biologists have confirmed that wild turkeys have at least 29 different calls or vocalizations, ranking them among the most vocal of birds. And perhaps the most appealing aspect of turkey hunting is engaging in a conversation with a cooperative tom as it thunders toward your setup. As a good friend of mine likes to say, “Turkey hunting is a participatory sport.”
In any given spring season, hunters will only use or hear a handful of turkey calls...
Postseason Gun Care: Preventing and Treating Rust on Firearms
Feb 28, 2020
For as long as there have been firearms forged from steel—a metal alloy that contains iron—hunters and shooters have had to deal with iron oxide, otherwise known as rust. Even if you take great care to ensure a gun is cleaned, oiled, and stored properly, rust has a way of showing up on barrels and metal receivers when it’s least expected. It’s never a bad idea to periodically check and clean your firearms, even long after hunting seasons have...