Mark Kenyon showcases a method of butchering a wild turkey after a successful hunt. The Benchmade blade makes quick work of the turkey, getting the tasty flesh off the bone and ready for packaging and cooking.
Here at MeatEater, we’ve provided plenty of recent coverage of hunters mauled by grizzlies and kids bitten by mountain lions, but haven’t given near enough attention to turkey attacks on humans. As we head out to chase gobblers this spring, there’s hope that reporting on all the times folks have taken an “L” against turkeys will do us some good in the karma department.
The idea of a tom pecking at the shin of a guy mowing his lawn is damn funny...
The wild turkey is one of the most widely distributed game animals in North America, with huntable numbers in every state except Alaska. Estimates put the country’s total population at about 7 million, made up of five different wild turkey subspecies. Each subspecies looks, sounds, and acts a bit differently, which should influence how you hunt them.
Eastern Turkey Subspecies
Eastern turkeys are the most populous in the country with a flock size...
Southern Michigan in the spring is an audio rich landscape. Of all the springtime sounds, one stands above the rest: the gobbling turkey. Mark’s goal is to call in a tom using a diaphragm call, which would be a first for him.