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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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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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