Alex Rutledge gave tips and pointers about wild turkey hunting and about guide/hunter relations. His tips are also useful when buddies are hunting together.
It’s been a few years since I was in Nashville for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s annual show and convention at the Gaylord Center. I promised myself I would attend last year.
I put my wild turkey tail fans up on the side of my garage for a picture so you could see the difference between them.
I talked with Alex after his seminar and asked if he had seen any changes in turkey hunting in the last couple years. He had…
The Longbeard approached the hen decoy and straddled its tail … and jumped on its back.
As I watched the trees below me several hens and gobblers flew down. I videoed their descent. Good news! They flew down in my direction.
Fred takes a look at his bow, sight and other accessories that help him shoot the way he wants to shoot.
Veteran bowhunter and wild turkey hunter Fred Lutger shares what he uses to bowhunt gobblers from Florida to South Dakota.
Fred Lutger does the near impossible, tags a second Osceola gobbler in the South Florida turkey woods.
My heart skipped a beat as a big redheaded longbeard Osceola snuck in from behind my blind and headed straight for my hen decoy.
All was quiet at first. It started to rain. The rain turned into a thunderstorm. I glanced up and a wild turkey was approaching my decoy.
It approached my hen decoy in an aggressive posture. I have seen this before. It circled the decoy and then began it’s attack.
Colton and I set up in an open area that let us see see turkey movement and put my decoy in view of a large area. We listened for gobbles as the sky lightened.
Here it is! Spring turkey season in South Florida! Turkeys are gobbling. This is God’s awaking of spring. What a joyous time of year.
Guiding hunters gives me great joy. My hunters’ success is my success. This year my bear hunters went 11 for 11.
Every morning a flock of roosting wild turkeys fly out into the hay field Northeast of the ranch. From there they head in all direction. I watched most of the wild turkeys cross the pasture and head for the river bottom. I like this area. My second hunt on the farm 5 years ago, I […]
After we took pictures and shot video of my set up of my Nebraska Eastern longbeard. I carried my gobbler and hung it in the garage we were using as a mud room for the hunt. I got out a new Grip Reaper broadhead and replaced the used one on my arrow. Terry said the […]
Nebraska is my second stop on Bowhunting.Net’s Wild Turkey Grand Slam quest with Robert Hoague and Collin Cottrell. It all started with a big Tom.
There are three things that greatly improve turkey hunting success, proper scouting, proper set up and patience. Double K Guide Service is all about those 3 things.
Not knowing if the dark object in the trees 80 yards away was a turkey, I yelped and the spot fanned it’s tail.
Setting up a bow and equipment for alligator hunting takes a little more preparation than setting up a bow for deer hunting. Hunting gators for the first time is also a learning curve. Here is a list of my equipment and a few lessons learned on my first gator hunt. Muzzy Gator Getter Kit: Muzzy […]
Fred Lutger tells us in his own words about the hunt that made him realize why they say alligators are dangerous. I did two things this week I have never done before, I got to ride in an air boat and I saw my first alligator in the wild. Both of these things were on […]
2010 Bear Hunt Equipment Used by Fred Lutger Therma Cell: Don’t come to Canada without one. Each year the mosquito and black fly populations vary. The good news this year is the lack of black flies. The bad news was the swarm of mosquitoes. The first order of the day is turning on the Therma […]
First light the next morning found us on Robbie’s bait and a short 30 yard walk to Robbie’s bear. Frank Vrandack was hunting with us again this year. We brought in Frank’s ice fishing sled and loaded up Robbie’s bear for the pull to the truck. I’ve used other means of hauling out bears, but […]
Fred Lutger tells us about his bear hunt in his own words. Bear hunting is a passion of mine. I killed my first black bear in the early 70’s in Wisconsin. I shot it with a bow and have only used a bow every year since. This year is different. For the first time ever […]
Do turkey decoys work on wild turkey gobblers? Some say they do. Some say they don’t. What say you? Can you prove it? Fred Lutger can. And he shows you right here. View Larger Video Size: Click Here
Fred Lutger’s bowhunt in South Dakota with Dave Keiser’s Double K Guide Service — on video. Visit the web site of Dave Keiser’s Double K Guide Service View Larger video size: Click Here
While cruising the isles at the main floor of the National Wild Turkey Federation convention this year I was stopped in my tracks and immediately drawn to a booth featuring a new broadhead. Put turkeys and broadheads together and I am there. I was greeted at the booth by a burley looking young fella who […]
One of the highlights of the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention every year is the calling contests. One of the categories I really like is the Friction Calling championship. The winner this year and first time returning champion is Bobby Woods from Dante, VA. Woods is the now reigning 2010 Wild Turkey Bourbon Grand National […]
Article by Fred Lutger – July 7, 2010 FreddieBearSports.com Edited by Stanley Holtsclaw – March 23, 2017 This post is sponsored and/or contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, we may receive a small commission from your purchase – click to view our Affiliate Disclosure. I always […]