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Grant Woods

Nest Predators Everywhere


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Most folks know that raccoons, opossums, coyotes, snakes, rats, etc., are turkey nest predators. The mammal predators probably find the nest by trailing the hen. Wet hens have such a strong odor that even I can smell them. There is an entirely different class of predators that uses a totally different technique. Crows primarily use […]

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Melissa Bachman

What trail camera is best for your setup? IR, Flash, or Black Flash?


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As the bucks begin their antler growth, it’s time to get your cameras back on deer trails, fields, and over mineral sites. If you’re in the market for a new camera, there are a few things you should consider before you make a purchase. First, with the advancement in technology cameras have come a long […]

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Melissa Bachman

Hunting Success & Staying Fit- The Perfect Pair


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Everyone knows that being in shape and staying active is good for your health, but just in case you needed one more reason to get motivated – it can also help your hunting success! There are several reasons that make this true, and your physical ability can really make or break a hunt. We all […]

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Grant Woods

Turkey Populations


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A few weeks ago we found a turkey nest while clearing some brush from the edge of a bedding area to create a new hidey-hole food plot. The nest had six eggs in it at the time. I put a Reconyx trail camera with video capabilities on the nest and have enjoyed watching what hens […]

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Grant Woods

Hunting Late Season Toms


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Turkey season is still open in some northern states. I really like hunting turkeys during the late season! Typically a majority of hens have started nesting by this time of year and stopped responding to gobblers. Gobblers that were almost impossible to call for weeks because hens were going to them daily are now very […]

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Melissa Bachman

Ground Blind Versus Run & Gun Turkeys


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There are certain people who are all one way or all the another way when it comes to turkey hunting. When I say this, I mean the style in which they prefer to chase turkeys. I’ve spent countless hours and days in blinds. While it can get boring, I’d say there are some significant pros […]

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Grant Woods

Worn Feathers


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By now many of you have tagged a tom! You may have already enjoyed a meal of fresh turkey! However, there’s more to a turkey than great meat. Turkey feathers are cool. Many Native American tribes prized turkey feathers for use in ceremonies and fletching for arrows. My daughters enjoy making jewelry and other items […]

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Melissa Bachman

A Turkey Hunt For The Memory Bank-Nebraska Style


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Every year thousands of turkey hunters, both sportsmen and women, join together to support the NWTF convention in Nashville, TN to learn, buy, and reminisce with old and new friends about their turkey hunting expeditions and experiences. There are always drawing, raffles, and contests going on, but this year I was lucky enough to be […]

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