Gone, But Never Forgotten

Gone, But Never Forgotten

The woods bring out a special kind of camaraderie and for Paul Murray this hunt had a special meaning of past hunts with a lost friend. Thanks Bill.

Wild Turkey Terminology

    Beard: These modified feathers grow out from the chest of male turkeys and some hens. Beards average nine inches long, and some turkeys may have multiple beards. The longest single beard to date is recorded at just over 22.5 inches. Only about 10 percent of hens have beards. Box call: A turkey hunting […]

Turkey Tips and Techniques

Turkey Tips and Techniques

Patience, choosing the right setups and knowing the lay of the land you’re hunting are keys to being successful. Don’t be in a hurry to leave a property because of no response to your calls.

What’s in Your Turkey Vest?

What’s in Your Turkey Vest?

Todd Davis wondered what all he had in his turkey vest. This led him to ask others like Tom Hughes and Pete Mueller of the NWTF and Mark Drury of Drury Outdoors TV. See how yours stacks up.

Turkey Tracks

Turkey Tracks

Turkey Tracks was founded in 2009 by Eric Corey and his parents, Doug and Carol Corey. Eric was an avid outdoorsmen and hunter when he was diagnosed with ALS when he was just sixteen years old. Turkey Tracks hosted their inaugural hunt in rural, Northern Indiana and Ashlee was asked to join in.

Stick to the Plan

Stick to the Plan

I had been out in the woods since 5:30 am. It was now 11:00 am and I was birdless. Most hunters would have given up long ago. I had a plan and about 11:25 it worked. Three longbeards came into my calls like they had read the script.

My 5 Phase Plan For Wild Turkey Hunting

My 5 Phase Plan For Wild Turkey Hunting

A short time later, around 11:25 am, when many turkey hunters would have gone home, my plan had worked. Three long beards approached and responded to my sweet calls like they had read my plan. By 11:30 am, I had one giant Tom slung over my shoulder and was heading back to the truck.

How to Field Dress a Wild Turkey

  As we all know after the game is on the ground the real work starts. Fortunately for us Wild Turkey hunters there isn’t much “work” in field dressing a turkey; however it is important to preserve the meat you have just worked so hard for. To do this you must cool the game and […]

Turkey Calling For Beginners

  Turkey Calling For Beginners Unlike deer hunting, calling is one of the most important things in turkey hunting. When hunting turkeys in the spring it would be almost impossible to harvest a turkey without calling. Knowing how to use calls will make you a much better hunter. In this article I will tell you […]

Building Turkey Hunting Memories

Building Turkey Hunting Memories

Spring is around the corner and so is Turkey Hunting. I love Turkey hunting with friends and family and building strong bonds and relationships. I feel the camp life is just as important as the actual hunt itself. I will never forget the time I went hunting with a good friend from Amherst, Wisconsin Troy Piotrowski.

Do Decoy’s Work?

Do Decoy’s Work?

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

Turkey Thoughts

Turkey Thoughts

Spring turkey is in full swing. So what better time to hear from National Wild Turkey Federation Spokeswoman and VANGUARD hunting pro Brenda Valentine about her thoughts on the state of the sport, her advice for hunters and the gear she uses to bag a bird. “Few, if any, conservation story is as remarkably successful […]

2008 Illinois Turkey Bow Hunt

2008 Illinois Turkey Bow Hunt

Article by Fred Lutger – April 26, 2008 FreddieBearSports.com Edited by Stanley Holtsclaw – March 28, 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 left […]

2007 Triple Double Grand Slam Bowhunt Round Up

Article by Fred Lutger – June 17, 2007 FreddieBearSports.com Edited by Stanley Holtsclaw – March 28, 2017 2007 Triple Double Grand Slam Bowhunt Round UP Getting a grand slam of turkeys is quite an accomplishment. Doing it with a bow is an even greater challenge. Doing it with a bow in one season is a […]