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How to Kill a Silent Tom

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How to Kill a Silent Tom

One of the most frustrating parts of chasing longbeards is having them go silent. We've all been there—and we've all failed to kill these birds. When this happens, start by asking yourself "why?" What part of the breeding cycle is it? If it’s late season, toms are likely cruising the landscape...
How to Hunt Urban Turkeys

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How to Hunt Urban Turkeys

It is no secret that urbanization is progressing rapidly across the nation—often at the expense of wildlife habitat. While development can be bad news for many species that depend on undisrupted habitat, some animals flourish in urban settings, especially wild turkeys. Calling on the edge of town...
How to Find the Dumbest Tom in the Woods

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How to Find the Dumbest Tom in the Woods

Frustrated turkey hunters often talk about the need to find unpressured birds, with optimism that these animals will be easier to pattern or deceive. On public lands, or highly pressured private ground, finding these places can be easier said than done. During your continued search for the...
How to Kill a Tom on Public Land

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How to Kill a Tom on Public Land

On the surface, the idea of taking to the woods to shoot a turkey appears simple. Listen for one to gobble, slink in its direction, make a few imitation hen calls, and shoot it in the face. After all, they have brains the size of a peanut and lack the superb sense of smell that makes hunting your...
3 Things Every Hunter Should Do Before Turkey Season

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3 Things Every Hunter Should Do Before Turkey Season

There are few guarantees in hunting, but one thing is true across all species: being prepared will significantly increase your odds of success. Turkey hunting is no different. If you’re looking to get a jump start on this turkey season, here are some good ways to invest your time. Scout Scouting...
How to Kill a Tom at Midday

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How to Kill a Tom at Midday

Most turkey hunters imagine punching their tag shortly after a tom’s feet touch the ground coming out of the roost. Unfortunately, sunrise disappointment is all too common in the turkey woods. Many morning hunts end with the tom following a flock of hens off into the distance, straight away from...
How to Troll for Toms

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How to Troll for Toms

As spring settles in, many outdoorsmen in my neck of the woods take to the water to troll for walleye. I, on the other hand, choose to troll for toms. Like trolling for the best tasting fish, trolling for turks is all about efficiency and productivity. The plan is to cover as much ground as possible...