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Science Shows Turkey Hunters Have More Fun Than Deer Hunters

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Science Shows Turkey Hunters Have More Fun Than Deer Hunters

State-employed biologists often suffer insomnia and facial tics caused by cranky hunters who demand more deer and bigger bucks. But before agency supervisors suggest some R&R or group counseling to prevent employee burnout, they should try this: Appoint the struggling soul as the agency’s “Chief...
Fair Chase or Taboo: Is It OK to Shoot Flying Turkeys?

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Fair Chase or Taboo: Is It OK to Shoot Flying Turkeys?

We like our turkey hunts to end with one decisive kill shot. That is, a swarm of shotgun pellets striking the bird’s neck and skull while it stands or slowly walks, head held high, both feet grounded. At least that’s what prospective turkey hunters have long learned in how-to-hunt primers and...