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Grant Woods

Silent Toms


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Hearing gobbling is a big reason why I enjoy turkey hunting! However, some mornings it seems most toms are silent. There are usually two reasons toms are quiet. Toms don’t gobble as much when it’s cloudy and higher than normal humidity. There’s nothing a hunter can do to change these conditions. Gobblers are also usually […]

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Melissa Bachman

Turkey Hunting When Jakes Are Present


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I truly enjoy turkey hunting, but it can get downright frustrating! This year I’ve never had so many bad experiences with jakes blowing a hunt. Jakes can group up and absolutely dominate the woods causing gobblers to literally turn and run at the site of their presence. My season started off in Illinois where jakes […]

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Grant Woods

When to Wait Before Calling


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Watch this video. You’ve probably already seen it many times in your mind. Notice the time stamp on the video. It’s just after sunrise and this gobbler has already paired with a hen. This is very common for this time of year in the Midwest. When a tom is with a hen there are a […]

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Melissa Bachman

Paddlefish – Another Hunter’s Vice


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When I think of spring, turkey hunting is usually at the top of my list. In the past I’ve tried to plan one turkey hunt on top of another because I can never get enough. This year, I scheduled something a little different between my Illinois and Nebraska turkey hunts. I decided to take a […]

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Grant Woods

When to Call Hens


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Most turkey hunters focus on calling gobblers, but there are times when it will be helpful to call hens! During the early part of the breeding season hens will often remain in flocks. It’s common for a handful of gobblers to follow flocks of hens. Often the gobblers won’t be very vocal when following the […]

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Melissa Bachman

Wild Game on the Trail


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Many people often ask what I do with all the wild game I harvest throughout the year. On an average year I donate about half the meat to charities or families in need and keep the other half to fill my freezer. However, this year my freezer is already empty! The reason why is my […]

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5 Turkey Tips That’ll Fill Your Tag


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Sometimes it’s the little things that make the difference between a successful hunt and going home empty-handed. Try these often-overlooked tips the next time you need to turn the tables on an unsuspecting tom and become the turkey hunter many spring sportsmen only dream of becoming. Make A Stand Sitting isn’t always your best position […]

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Grant Woods

When To Gobble


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Crank up the volume and listen to the gobblers. There’s a second tom gobbling in response to the bird in the video. During the early and mid breeding season mature toms will often gobble in response to other toms that are in strut areas. The tom in this video is in a known strut area […]

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