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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...

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Video: How to Make a Wingbone Turkey Call

The wingbone turkey call is a classic tool that’s as old as turkey hunting itself. These are a blast to make, fun to use, and most importantly, can help you kill a gobbler. Now that doesn’t mean I’ll be tossing out my Phelps Jake Brake or box call anytime soon. Using a crafted wingbone is like...

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How to Kill a Tom in the Rain

Gobblers love good weather. Crisp, clear mornings and abundant sunshine entice an otherwise tight-lipped old longbeard to broadcast his vitality and availability for spring romance. His fondness for an idyllic sunrise makes sense when you consider his breeding strategy revolves around a far-reaching...

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How to Kill a Tom on Opening Day

Many turkey hunters have had opening day circled on their calendars since the close of last season. For turkeys, however, opening day is…well, just another day. Remembering that fact is the key to killing an opening day tom. Concentrate on Food Sources By this time each spring, it's been months...

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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...

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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...