Today on the show I’m joined by Ben O’Brien, Tony Peterson and Spencer Neuharth to debate all things turkey hunting – including calling advice, decoy set-ups, weather impacts and more.
While the average weight of a fall turkey is below 15 pounds, a bird of that size will consume roughly five pounds of food each week. That doesn’t sound like much, but fall turkey flocks balloon in size this time of year. On the small side, a flock of just a dozen birds will vacuum up 60 pounds of food each week before winter, and they don’t take kindly to rival birds homing in on their calories.
This territoriality is what makes fall turkeys...
It’s certainly possible to kill turkeys with traditional bows, thousands are taken every year that way. Before you attempt it, make sure that your shooting skills are absolutely top-notch. Don’t be tempted by birds that are at the outer limits of your comfortable shooting range.
Turkeys are a hell of a lot tougher to kill with a bow than you might think.
Try a Compound First
It’s safer to attempt your first archery turkey with a compound bow...
Wild turkeys are the big game of the small game world. Weighing upwards of 25 pounds, a mature bird is capable of supplying multiple meals for even a large family.
While many states have fall turkey hunting seasons, hunting for these birds is generally regarded as a spring activity. April or May brings on their breeding season. This is the time of year when males fill the woods with the sounds of their raucous and unmistakable gobbles, which...