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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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SuccessfulTurkeyHunter
Live the Legend

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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Melissa Bachman

Hunt till the end – hunt till the end!


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People are always talking about hunts going down to the wire. It’s one thing when you’re hunting whitetails in the Midwest, but an entirely different issue when you’ve traveled nearly 40-hours to get half-way around the world only to find yourself still hunting hard on the last evening of the last day. I’m the first […]

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Live the Legend

Turkey Setups


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It can be one of the most critical decisions a turkey hunter makes; where to set up when he hears that longbeard gobble. Unless the bird is right on top of you, take a moment and choose your spot wisely. Dropping down in the wrong spot can put you in a slight depression or behind […]

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Grant Woods

Hunting Competitive Gobbleres


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In most states turkey season opens during the early portion of breeding season when gobblers are still very competitive. If there are plenty of mature toms around they will actively chase jakes (year old male turkeys) away from hens and/or the mature tom’s strut zones. I recently used a Reconyx UltraFire camera to monitor a […]

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