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Tony J. Peterson

Tony J. Peterson

MeatEater Contributor Tony Peterson has penned hundreds of hunting articles, several books, and developed multiple podcasts. Peterson’s whitetail-related contributions stem from real-world experience and a passion for hunting new ground each season. He's considered one of the top whitetail hunters in the country and is a staunch advocate for public lands.

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The Best Turkey Hunting Advice I've Ever Gotten

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The Best Turkey Hunting Advice I've Ever Gotten

There are two sources of turkey hunting advice you should seek. The first is from the true experts—the people who have killed piles of birds in various situations, throughout different parts of the season, and with different weapons. They get bonus points if they’ve stacked up plenty of toms on...
How to E-Scout for Turkeys

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How to E-Scout for Turkeys

The whitetail world is eaten up with e-scouting. It’s the foundational layer to all traveling hunts and something that can give you a serious edge at home too. When it comes to turkeys, digital sleuthing isn’t nearly as prevalent, but it probably should be. Turkey behavior may seem so random, and...
3 Late Season Turkey Hunting Tips

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3 Late Season Turkey Hunting Tips

Most turkey hunters love the early season. Getting the first crack at the birds when they should be highly callable is a no brainer, and there are plenty of April toms in freezers to prove that’s the case. But there’s also still quite a bit of time left in many states where the chance to fill a tag...
Ep. 532: Foundations - Build a Better Bow, Part 1

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Ep. 532: Foundations - Build a Better Bow, Part 1

On this week’s show, Tony discusses bow sight and peep sight choice and how each can affect a hunter’s ability to shoot well during hunting season. Connect with Mark Kenyon and MeatEater Mark Kenyon  on Instagram , Twitter , and Facebook MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop...
How to Pattern Turkeys with Trail Cameras

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How to Pattern Turkeys with Trail Cameras

It feels weird to talk about turkey scouting. After all, a pile of longbeards are killed every spring by folks who set out from the truck in the morning with zero intel and no real plan. There isn’t a huge need for the big-country, run-and-gun crowd to engage in much turkey recon, but for plenty of...
Ep. 530: Foundations - Off-Season Scouting, One Last Time

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Ep. 530: Foundations - Off-Season Scouting, One Last Time

On this week’s show, Tony makes the case that there is still a little bit of time left to get out and wrap up your winter scouting duties. Connect with Wired To Hunt and MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop MeatEater Merch
How to Turkey Hunt in High Winds

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How to Turkey Hunt in High Winds

Spring weather equals fronts, and fronts mean wind. This is turkey hunting reality, no matter how much we may wish for calm days with bluebird skies. While it may be tempting to skip the windy days, don’t. There’s still a good chance to fill your tag even in less-than-ideal conditions. To do this...
Ep. 528: Foundations - When the Land Buying Dream Turns Into a Nightmare

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Ep. 528: Foundations - When the Land Buying Dream Turns Into a Nightmare

On today’s show, Tony follows up last week’s episode with some cautionary tales, and advice, for anyone interested in buying a little piece of deer paradise. Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook...
Ep. 526: Foundations - The Realities of Buying Your Own Deer Ground

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Ep. 526: Foundations - The Realities of Buying Your Own Deer Ground

On today’s show, Tony discusses the land-buying dream that most deer hunters have (and how to make it happen with a limited budget). Connect with Wired To Hunt and a href="http://themeateater.com/">MeatEater Tony Peterson on Instagram MeatEater on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube Shop...
How to Shock Gobble a Turkey

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How to Shock Gobble a Turkey

The beauty of longbeards (and jakes) is that sometimes you can make them tell you exactly where they are. Using a bird’s willingness to gobble and instantly betray his location is among the most beautiful and useful tricks in the book. Eliciting a shock gobble is sometimes as easy as whipping out a...