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 2011 Wild Turkey Grand Slam Bowhunt
Online Bowhunt with Robert Hoague, Fred Lutger and Collin Cottrell as they go for a Grand Slam in the Spring of 2011.

Kent Daddy Showdown

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Kent Daddy gobbler was in bow range. Fred Lutger drew now but had to wait to see if there would be a clear shot. See what happens!

June 22nd, 2011 | Read More »

Kent Daddy Comes On Down

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Fred and I had seen plenty of big gobbler action this morning. However, they had all just taken a break in the woods and we wondered if they would still hang around our area, or not. Even when we saw a few wild turkeys moving around back in the trees we didn’t know what they [...]

June 20th, 2011 | Read More »

Rio Kent Daddy Returns

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When Fred Lutger looked through the back side he said, “There’s a big Strutter behind us.” We didn’t know it yet but the next two hours were gonna be rocking. Action pics.

June 16th, 2011 | Read More »

A Bird? A Plane? No, It’s Super Gobbler

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When a gobbler decides to come he gets with it. But I’ve never seen one come in like this big Rio Grande super gobbler did today. To the hunt

June 13th, 2011 | Read More »

Texas: Afternoon Of Day 1

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David Krauskopf drove us to the area John Hamlett wanted us to hunt. It was indeed an interesting place. We stopped on a hill overlooking a winding creek with water in it.

June 12th, 2011 | Read More »

Texas Hunt 1 On Video

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Online Bowhunt video of Fred Lutger on Hunt #1 in Texas at Big Johnson Outfitters in Texas. And here comes a big Rio Grande Longbeard gobbler.

June 9th, 2011 | Read More »

Kent Daddy Encounter

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We hunt a little longer and Fred Lutger calls up a Kent Daddy Rio Grande longbeard. And things get real interesting, real fast. We got it on video too.

June 8th, 2011 | Read More »

Texas: Hunt 1 – Wow!

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I picked Fred Lutger up at the DFW Airport and we drove to Big Johnson Outfitters in West Texas. Fred has the Osceola, Eastern and a Merriam’s. Now we’re in Rio Grande land.

June 7th, 2011 | Read More »

Last Day In Nebraska: Last Gobbler

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The heavy cloud cover broke up and the sky brightened. So did the view around us. Before long, without making a sound, a small group of wild turkeys came over the top of the hill and ambled down in our direction. Soon they were down on our level  Then, without warning, a closed mouthed longbeard [...]

June 1st, 2011 | Read More »

Last Day In Nebraska

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Soon gobbles and yelps rang out from the roost area to the north. Hunting this hill is always an unknown. If the wild turkeys leave the roost and travel this way it can be great.

May 31st, 2011 | Read More »

Collin: Another Longbeard in Nebraska

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I got the video on him and Collin drew. The gobbler was 15 yards away but too many wild turkeys were around the gobbler and Collin had to hold up.

May 27th, 2011 | Read More »

A Nebraska Gobbler For Collin

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Collin and I returned to the hill for the morning hunt and moved the ground blind down on a flat near a gate that is currently open. It was plenty frosty out there in the turkey woods this morning.

May 26th, 2011 | Read More »

A Mishap On My Shot

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Daylight changed the snow from gray to white. It was freezing. We didn’t see anything for 2 hours. Things looked grim. But that was gonna change.

May 23rd, 2011 | Read More »

Snow Day

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After coffee and breakfast the landowner drove us out to the blind. With the wind chill it was in the teens … but we were there … the turkeys were there … we might as well try to hook up. This morning was foggy and snowy. Just the kind where you’d think wild turkeys would [...]

May 22nd, 2011 | Read More »


Florida Turkey Hunt on Video

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The 2nd video from the Wild Turkey Grand Slam is Now Live. We hunted in Florida for Osceola Wild Turkey’s with David Mills and Team SRR. Enjoy!

May 22nd, 2011 | Read More »

Number 3 For Fred

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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 [...]

May 18th, 2011 | Read More »

Nebraska Day 4: Lets Move

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This morning we returned to the hill. The gobblers did not. So when we broke for lunch and Fred came in with his 3rd gobbler he suggested we hunt at his new spot. I know a good idea when I hear one and after lunch the landowner drove us out to it. Our first visitor [...]

May 17th, 2011 | Read More »

Fred Tags A Merriam’s

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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 [...]

May 16th, 2011 | Read More »

Fred Lutger Brings In The First Tom

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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.

May 13th, 2011 | Read More »

Collin At Bat

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My bow set down quickly and easily, as well as upright and ready to shoot, because of the Bowstix support on the bow from WannaBOutdoors. It’s a real plus in a ground blind, where you ordinarily do not have a way to keep your bow ready for action. As Collin Cottrell got ready I turned on the [...]

May 13th, 2011 | Read More »

Tracks In The Snow

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We decided to hunt the hill. Snow and bone-chilling cold made Collin and I move to get out of the high winds. It’s my turn to shoot. And I do…

May 10th, 2011 | Read More »

At The Gate

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After lunch we decided to put a Double Bull on the hill top overlooking the picked corn fields.  I’ve hunted here in past years and had some gobbler luck, plus this morning dozens of wild turkeys went there as they headed out to their day’s happenings. We set up the Primos Dark Horse ground blind [...]

May 9th, 2011 | Read More »

Nebraska: Hold Up

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Without warning a bunch of wild turkeys hush mouthed their way through the trees to our left and walked into view. Another 30 seconds later and they would have seen us folding the blind up to move it.

April 29th, 2011 | Read More »

Nebraska: Gobbler Hill

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We zoomed through Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas into Nebraska. Collin Cottrell and I stopped at the Lincoln, NE airport to pick up Fred Lutger. Then we drove another 6 hours to a friend’s  ranch and unloaded our hunting gear. Then we ate supper and talked longer than we should have, considering how early we had [...]

April 28th, 2011 | Read More »

Dave Keiser Interview

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Dave Keiser is humerous, entertaining, and one of the best wild turkey guides in the USA. Dave specializes in wild turkey hunts for us bowhunters.  We get out the video camera and Dave tells us all about his Double K Guide Service.  To the Dave Keiser Video Interview.

April 21st, 2011 | Read More »

Texas Rios and Wild Fires

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We met Randall Bailey in Florida. He emailed me few days ago updating me on his turkey season so far. Here is what it said.

April 21st, 2011 | Read More »

Last Chance Gobbler

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This was it. The absolute last hunt in South Dakota. At daylight we were above the Missouri River in my Double Bull. There was good news, the wind was light … and I heard yelps and gobbles. So they would hear me too. Across the Cooley, on a ridge 600 hundred yards away, the yelpers [...]

April 19th, 2011 | Read More »

Gobbler Down in South Dakota

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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.

April 18th, 2011 | Read More »

Back At The Farm

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When Dave Keiser told me I was returning to the Farm we set up on yesterday I was glad, because I really wanted to give it another shot. Tanner drove Collin and me to the area. We followed him to the bottom of the hill where we got busted and set up the blind and [...]

April 15th, 2011 | Read More »

Hunting In The Wind Tunnel

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Tanner Feyereisen picked us up at Double K Guides headquarters. We made the obligatory stop at Mr G’s for some of their hot from the oven sweet rolls. Thirty minutes later he set up and put Fred and myself in two separate blinds.  We were on a hill 800 yards above the Missouri River. Boy was it [...]

April 12th, 2011 | Read More »

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Afternoon Gobbler

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The second gobble was noticeably closer. Once we could see him, we knew the tom was interested. He strutted up and showed his impressive profile. And came closer.

April 11th, 2011 | Read More »

Fred Gets His Osceola Too

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Not knowing if the dark object in the trees 80 yards away was a turkey, I yelped and the spot fanned it’s tail.

April 9th, 2011 | Read More »

South Dakota: Gobble On Over

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The gobbler stopped at the edge of the trees and looked things over. Jef’f's yelps, cuts and clucks added incitement to the visual offerings.

April 3rd, 2011 | Read More »

South Dakota: Arrival

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After loading up all our turkey hunting and personal stuff we said good-bye to out host and drove to Gregory, South Dakota. We rolled into Dave Keiser’s hunting headquarters mid afternoon on April 1. Dave greeted us and we took our gear into the lodge. It doesn’t matter where you are, the day you arrive [...]

April 3rd, 2011 | Read More »

Hunt Update March 31

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We’ve been without an internet connection in Nebraska. We will get you updated on on Nebraska adventure right away and keep you updated in SD.

April 1st, 2011 | Read More »

How Tough Is Tough Enough?

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I walked to where I had last seen the longbeard. Collin spoke out, “Robert, look at your arrow.” When I got over to him I saw my arrow. Yikes.

March 28th, 2011 | Read More »

Alabama Eastern Gobblers

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We heard distant gobbles to the north and west of us. I called on them to keep them gobbling and they worked their way closer and closer.

March 22nd, 2011 | Read More »

Alabama: We Find ‘Em

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Collin and I met Troy Simpson near the place we hunted the first morning and made plans for the morning hunt. We went down the road by the finger of water and set up and Troy and his two sons went somewhere new. It was a very nice morning in the Alabama turkey woods but [...]

March 22nd, 2011 | Read More »

Alabama: The Big Walk

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Sebastien and I alternated calling every couple hundred yards. We walked the first road to the end and took a left and walked that one to the next road.

March 19th, 2011 | Read More »

Alabama 2nd Turkey Hunt

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We met Troy Simpson and his sons and he took us to the hunting area where we had been this morning. Our map showed a woods road that ran parallel to the long finger of water I mentioned before. Collin and I followed the road to the end and then waited an hour and listened for gobbler or hen yelps.

March 19th, 2011 | Read More »

Alabama Gobbler Hunt

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I pointed the BowMobile toward Alabama when we left Florida last week. A Facebook friend, Shane Simpson, invited Collin and I to hunt gobblers at Fort Benning on the Alabama side. We met Shane’s brother Troy and his two sons, Dylan and Sebastian, and they took us to the base hunt headquarters to get the [...]

March 15th, 2011 | Read More »

Grand Slam Equipment: Bowstix

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It’s a brand new product that every blind bowhunting fanatic and 3D tournament archer is going to want once they see how it works.

March 15th, 2011 | Read More »

Collin: Gobbler #1

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Waited about half an hour and quietly got out of the double bull blind to see if we could recover Collin’s Osceola Longbeard.

March 13th, 2011 | Read More »

Collin Meets A Gobbler

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He gobbled and I interrupted him with cuts. And shut up. He gobbled again, closer. “He’s coming,” I said. And turned on the video camera. Collin got ready.

March 11th, 2011 | Read More »

Comments & Equipment Setup

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Locating a place to hunt an Osceola is more difficult than the other three sub species, because they are only found on the Florida peninsula. Some of the more northern areas of Florida have highbreds instead of true Osceolas.

March 10th, 2011 | Read More »

Wicked Sister Gobbler Pics

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The hunt was done. Shane Hendershot and Wicked Sister did the job of bringing the gobbler over by me within bow range. This is the first gobbler of our road trip for the wild turkey Grand Slam in the Spring of 2011. Shane Hendershot brought the Osceola gobbler in with a Wicked Sister by Zink [...]

March 9th, 2011 | Read More »

Wicked Sister Does It

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We set up by a long, narrow open field in the woods. Collin and I got in a Double Bull blind. Shane Hendershot, C.J. White and David Mills made quick ground blinds to hide themselves. C.J. put out the newest Zink decoys, the Avian X LCD hen decoys. Shane yelped softly with a Zink diaphragm call [...]

March 8th, 2011 | Read More »

Opening Morning In Osceola Land

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We heard a few distant gobbles as daylight eased into our Florida oak and palmetto hammock. Shane Hendershot gave the turkeys time to fly down and start moving around before he called. Our first visitor was a hen. It walked by us and stopped and watched my taxidermy jake decoy and C.J.’s moving, feeding hen [...]

March 8th, 2011 | Read More »

We Are In Osceola Land

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Late in the afternoon Collin and I picked up Fred Lutger at the Tampa airport and we took off for hunting headquarters. It was late when we got to Arcadia, Florida and we called David Mills, he gave us directions to the hunting lodge at Williams Wildlife Preserve. Everyone else who was gonna be there, was [...]

March 7th, 2011 | Read More »

Turkey Road Trip To Florida

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We drove to Fort Worth and went to the Apple Store for their newest design and video editing monster. It has a huge screen and Collin will be able to design and video edit better and faster now as we bring video coverage on the Grand Slam hunt this year. We had to wait for [...]

March 3rd, 2011 | Read More »

2011 NWTF Calling Competition Results

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The Turkey Calling competition is the highlight of the NWTF Convention. Here is the list of the winners for all competitive categories.

February 25th, 2011 | Read More »

Walking The Floor in Nashville

Here is the Flex Cam mounted on a bow with a iPhone attached.

This was my first time attending the National Wild Turkey Federation Show. I really didn’t know what to expect. I had heard a lot about the show from Robert Hoague and other industry friends but was blown away when I finally walked the floor for the first time. One of the first products that I [...]

February 24th, 2011 | Read More »

On The Ground

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We are in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Convention. Check out our updates from the show all weekend. Pictures, videos, and more…

February 22nd, 2011 | Read More »

Good Looking Turkey Calls

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Decorative Turkey Calls just knock me out. And the NWTF is the place to see some of the most innovative ones. Here are some great ones. It is noteworthy that one of the important requirements of all of these calls is that they be fully functional wild turkey calls. Besides their outstanding looks and creative design [...]

February 21st, 2011 | Read More »

NWTF Show Kicks Off

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We are in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Convention. Check out our updates from the show all weekend. Pictures, videos, and more.

February 19th, 2011 | Read More »

What Is The NWTF Convention and Show

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35th Annual NWTF Convention & Sport Show in Nashville, Tennessee on February 18, 19, 20th. 650 booths loaded with hunting gear and more!

February 14th, 2011 | Read More »

2011 Grand Slam Teaser Video

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Each spring Robert Hoague and Fred Lutger travel around the United States with their bow and arrows chasing after wild turkeys and reporting about it on Bowhunting.Net.

February 10th, 2011 | Read More »

Double K Guide Service – Dave Keiser

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Dave Keiser is known world wide as THE wild turkey bowhunting outfitter. It’s his specialty. While numerous turkey outfitters prefer shotgun hunters, Dave is all about taking bowhunters out for wild turkeys. And he is good at it. The vast majority of Dave’s bowhunters harvest a gobbler. Nearly 100% every year. Double K Guide Service [...]

June 18th, 2010 | Read More »


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Cooking Wild Turkey With SusieQ
Ok, so you just got your wild turkey and you could use a few good suggestions on how to cook it right. Delicious wild turkey table fare is in Cooking Turkey With SusieQ We're talking Cajun Deep Fried Wild Turkey. Plus, Wild Turkey makes good Enchiladas, Chili, and Hors d'oeuvres. Also Grilled Turkey & Chicken Fried Turkey, and more...

Turkeys On The Roost
Hunt compliments of Double K Guide Service
Roost Pictures: After we got our gobblers I knew exactly what to do that afternoon. Last year I saw turkeys roost near the area I hunted. 
So Fred Lutger joined me (to video) and I took pictures. To Photos of Dozens of Turkeys On The Roost.
Plus a ROOST VIDEO
Also enjoy this Video Clip of 7 turkeys in a roost tree as a bird flies up to them. To Roost Video.

Merriam's Wild Turkey Wallpaper

A bunch of folks asked for computer wallpaper sized pictures of the strutting Merriam's longbeards I photographed in South Dakota on the hunt with Double K Guide Service. Here are 7 cool ones in sizes: 1024x768 or 800x600 or 640x480

Rio Grande Wild Turkey Wallpaper
Pictures of Rio Grande wild turkeys for your computer
During the Grand Slamer hunt at Wulff Cedar Creek Ranch I took photos of a bunch of Rio Grande wild turkeys, longbeards, hens & jakes. Here are 11 pics that are wild turkey eye candy, for your enjoyment and possibly for your computer wallpaper. 1024x768 or 800x600 or 640x480

Wild Turkey's -- Come On Down!
A Wild Turkey Flock - June 16
In the words of the fat bus driver on the TV reruns, "How sweet it is!" Lady luck definitely shined on me this morning. 
A flock of wild turkeys, 3 hens with their young 2004 Spring poults walked past my photo blind. Here are 6 pics of the young turkeys and their hens. To June 16 Turkeys...

4x4 Grand Slammer of 2004
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The "white head" Rio gobbler and our merriam's tripple-header with Dave Keiser in South Dakota.
Four bowhunters go for their online wild turkey Grand Slam, in the 2004  Spring season, with the bow. Follow Doug Crabtree, Fred Lutger, Tony Dukes and Robert Hoague on the hunts in Florida, South Dakota, Texas, Illinoi and Ohio. TO HOME PAGE of 4x4 Grand Slammer...

Recognizing Hens & Gobblers

The heads of hens and gobblers are different and their overall appearance has a different purpose.

Differences Between Wild & Domestic?

Webster’s Dictionary defines "turkey" as: a failed theatrical production, three successive strikes in bowling, a stupid or foolish person and a large North American bird that can either be domestic or wild.

The Turkey Woods: Is It Safe?
People making turkey sounds! Armed with shotguns and bows & arrows! Safe, yes or no? Here are the facts. 

Hear Turkey Calls ... Here!
Thanks to Joe's Turkey Page you can click on a yelp (and other turkey calls) and hear them now.

Locating Strut Zones, by Stu Keck
Identifying gobblers strut zones can help you in the turkey woods.

The Bow and Arrow Shot
Bowhunting for turkeys is a different game altogether than shotgun hunting. Here's what you're up against and where to aim ... and when.

Tips For Recovering A Turkey
Do you run after an arrowed Tom? Or wait? What do you do if he flys? And more...

Turkey Call Basics
What kinds of turkey calls are there? What are they used for? How do you keep them working properly?

Turkey Decoy Tips
Not every hunter swears by decoys, but they can be a great asset in many times. Here is what kinds there are today and what they can do for you.

Let's Talk Turkey, by T.R. Michels
Interesting discoveries on turkey calls and some generalizations that can be made about gobbling activity.

Revised Turkey Hunters Top 10 States - At the NWTF show I picked up the latest update for the 10 best turkey hunting states. (Website links included.)

Save Hearing & Hear Everything! by Chris Bailey
Chris shares how he protects his hearing and hears deer and turkey long before seeing them.

Travel Tips For Turkey Hunters—Planning Ahead For A Successful Hunt, by James Powell
Before you catch your flight or get in the truck here are some considerations for you to keep in mind.

2004 NWTF Convention & Sport Show

The National Wild Turkey Federation convention and sport show is the biggest event in the wild turkey world. We covered it this year with day by day comantary and pictures. See photo galleries of the competition for witdlife art, taxidermy, turkey call making and more. New products. Interviews. And lots more. 

Turkey Decoys Work! by Rob Stone
Times have changed, and today we have realism in turkey decoys like never before.

Three For The Turkey Hunter, from Montana Decoy - Do you hunt wild turkey? If so take a look at the 3 most realistic and lightweight decoys made.

Bring Turkeys To You Right Off The Roost, by Chris Bailey
The 2004 season is almost here. Here is a great tip that will bring them off the roost to you.

Introduction To Wild Turkeys, by T.R. Michels
Why do mature Toms prefer pine trees for roosts? Where do turkeys live, eat & roost? What sign do you look for and what does it mean?

Deadly Decoy for Tough Toms, by Brodie Swisher
The new photo realistic turkey decoys don't look like decoys, they are lifelike impressions of the real thing and fool even the wariest gobblers.

What Makes A Turkey Gobble?
Biologist Gary Norman uses a microchip that will record the date and time of wild turkey's gobbles in 2004.

The Ozarks Premier Hunting Lodge & Family Getaway - Horsecreek Outfitters - A full service hunting lodge with bed and breakfast. Spring turkey hunts on 2000 acres in SW Missouri. 

Understanding Wild Turkey Communication, by T.R. Michels - I've never seen turkey vocalizations and communication explained better. This is a must read for turkey hunters.

How To Make A Wing Bone Call
40 years ago wing bone calls were one of the most widely used turkey calls and it is just as effective today. 

Pre-Season Scouting
Just as athletes prepare for the season by practicing on the playing field, it is important for turkey hunters to pay a few visits to the woods prior to opening day.

The NWTF Sport Show  Coverage

Wildlife Art Competition (L) and the Youth Art Contest

(Feb 14 - 17) Day By Day Coverage Of The NWTF Show 2003.
This is the biggest thing in the wild turkey hunting world. Over 30,000 people attend the annual National Wild Turkey Federation Convention & Trade Show. Check out the Taxidermy and Art contests, the Turkey Call Making competition, special exhibits, the NWTF Turkey Calling National Championships. And lots more, too. You gotta love the 6th Annual Youth Art Contest. Kids from 6 to 16 are have their art on display here. And here are the Wildlife Art Competition entries

Quest For The Grand Slam 2003: Beginning This March!!!
Champion caller Doug Crabtree and I hit the road together to go for the wild turkey big four: during this spring season -- with the bow. Check back right here for more details.

My Favorite Wallpaper Pic Of 2002
During 2002 I took over 4,000 pictures of wild turkeys, deer and other wildlife. Here is my personal favorite. It's from an afternoon bowhunt last fall. Gobblers and hens are grouping together before flying up to roost. (1024x768) (800x600) (640x480)

2003 NWTF Grand Ole Wild Turkey Convention - The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Annual Convention and Sport Show is a sportsmen’s dream come true. 

Illinois Wild Turkey Hunting in the 21st Century, by Fred Lutger
"The more I hunted deer in the Illinois "Golden Triangle" the more turkey I saw. So, luckly, I switched my turkey hunting area." 

Want To Hunt Wild Turkey In Illinois?, by Fred Lutger
Illinois has five seasons in the spring and two hunt zones. Here are the dates and info.

The Duck Gets A Turkey, by Fred Lutger
Fred and "Donald Duck" both have successful Spring  turkey hunts in Southern Illinois. 

New Wallpaper: The Sentinel

During the early Fall season the flock's leader hops up on a rock on the edge of the woods and thoroughly checks the open field ahead before entering it. Computer Screen Sizes: (1024x768) (800x600) (640x480)

My Son's First Wild Turkey, by Rick Philippi
"Ricky has never taken a wild turkey with a bow and as good as the river stand is right now, what a prime time to take advantage of a good opportunity."

Cooking Wild Turkey With SusieQ, by Susieq
Ok, so you just got your wild turkey and you could use a few good suggestions on how to cook it right. Delicious wild turkey table fare is in Cooking Turkey With SusieQ We're talking Cajun Deep Fried Wild Turkey. Plus, Wild Turkey makes good Enchiladas, Chili, and Hors d'oeuvres. Also Grilled Turkey & Chicken Fried Turkey, and more...

Wild Turkey Facts
How fast can wild turkeys fly? How far? (You're gonna be surprised.) What's the difference between wild and domestic turkeys. And more.

  • RIO Wild Turkey Facts
  • The Rio Grande turkeys stand about 4 feet tall, but with disproportionately long legs. They are comparatively pale and copper colored. More...
  • Ocellated Wild Turkey Facts
  • The ocellated turkey is easily distinguished from its North American cousin. More... 
  • Merriam's Wild Turkey Facts
  • The Merriam's is found primarily in the ponderosa pine, western mountain regions of the U.S.
  • Gould Wild Turkey Facts
  • The fifth recognized, but least known, wild turkey subspecies is the Gould's found in portions of Arizona and New Mexico, as well as northern Mexico. More...
  • Osceola Wild Turkey Facts
  • The Osceola, is found only on the peninsula of Florida. It's similar to the eastern, but is smaller and darker in color with less white  veining in the wing quills. More...
  • Eastern Wild Turkey Facts
  • The eastern wild turkey is the most widely distributed, abundant and hunted turkey in the U.S. Here is info about them.



Online Bowhunting For Wild Turkey (In Progress)
Day by day hunting logs and pictures right from the day's hunt.

Finding fall and winter food sources can lead to successful turkey hunting.
If you hunt a state with a late fall turkey season, finding a good food source will be key to harvesting that late-season bird. 

Is Wild Turkey Hunting Safe?
Wild turkey hunting is four times safer than playing Ping-Pong, and you are 50 times more likely to take a trip to the emergency room if you play golf. Why is turkey hunting so safe?

Wild Turkey Wallpaper For Your Computer
Live action photos from this Spring's bowhunt for those sharp eyed, wild turkey gobblers. 

3 Gobblers: 1024x768 - 800x600 - 640x480
Lone Gobbler: 1024x768 - 800x600 - 640x480

Check Out The Daily Logs & Live Action Turkey Pictures Of The 2002 Spring Wild Turkey Bowhunt
This year's wild turkey season was a fun one, the turkey population is up this year and I scouted up an area that they used daily. Do decoys really work? Check it out in pictures. My digital camera was busy photographing decoy action and other wild turkey activity, too. Here are the daily hunts and pictures.

Bowhunter Brenda Valentine Becomes Spokesperson  For Women in the Outdoors Program - Brenda has joined US Olympic Gold Medallist Nancy Johnson and country music entertainer Irlene Mandrell as a national spokesperson for the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Women in the Outdoors program.

1,200 Students Attend NWTF Outdoor Show Just For Them
North Carolina’s inner-city children learned the value of wildlife conservation and the fun that can be found in the outdoors during the NWTF’s 26th Annual Convention and Sport Show.

Wild Turkey National Calling Champions For 2002
Jim Pollard of Corning, N.Y., was crowned the greatest turkey caller in the world. Michael Gault sure is one amazing kid. At the NWTF Grand National Calling Championships. Senior winners and Junior winners.

2002 NWTF Convention and Sport Show Attracts 22,000
More than 22,000 people walked the exhibit hall floor, participated in outdoor and hunting seminars, watched the world’s greatest turkey callers in the Grand National Calling Championships and enjoyed first-class entertainment by celebrities and experts from the outdoor industry.

2001 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Hunt With Fred Lutger
We go with Fred Lutger of Freddie Bear Sports as he hunts wild turkey for and guides other hunters during the 4 week Illinoi turkey season. There is plenty of action and several hunters bag gobblers.

NWTF volunteers, families work to improve Michigan's wildlife habitat - 192 NWTF chapters have participated in Operation SOS planting a total of 105,000 seedlings of fruit and mast bearing trees, plus corn crops, all are a great source of winter food for wild turkeys and other wildlife. 

NWTF Presents $250,000 Check To Preserve Hunting and Shooting Heritage - The four-year $1 million donation is helping to finance a major educational campaign that will introduce to the general public the historic role of hunting and shooting traditions in America and the wholesome recreation hunting and shooting provides for millions of men, women and children across the United States.

NWTF Works For Hunters & Wildlife
While some organizations are stepping away from hunting, the NWTF consistantly moves to preserve our hunting heritage. Recently they awarded $100,000 to the Wildlife Legislative Fund of America, a national watchdog for the rights of hunters.

How About The Perfect Job (For Types Like Us)?
The National Wild Turkey Federation is looking for a PR Manager.

Doug Crabtree Sr.'s successful Grand Slam Eastern Wild Turkey hunt on April 28 was actually a 3 day affair with the same birds. It is a case study in wild turkey behavior and a veteran wild turkey hunters savvy and calling skill. Here it is, just like it happened.

Special Youth Hunt  - Doug Crabtree takes the Matson boys hunting wild turkeys.
The weekend preceding the Ohio wild turkey season is open for hunters under 16 who hunt in designated Public areas. Cody (10) and Christopher (12) Matson flipped a coin to see who would hunt first and Cody got the luck and won the toss. But he was going to be even luckier that day ... 

(Apr 26) Here Is A Pic Of My buddy Kindell Keeton - Kindell is my bud from Ohio and he hung out with me at the NTWF Convention in March. He is a lot better caller than I am and here's proof, the 24 pound longbeard Eastern that he called in for his dad Greg. This pic says it all, as far as kids and us adults going hunting together.

Several People Have Asked For A Doug Crabtree Wallpaper For Their Computer ...
Heck, why not. I looked through my pictures and found one that, if you know Doug, fits our wild turkey hunter, champion caller and Grand Slam bowhunter perfectly. Here is is in 800x600 and 640x480.

Box Call Tune Up Tips, by Rob Keck
Box calls need tuning to keep them sounding right. Here's how to adjust the tone and pitch and get the touch just right for you.

Doug Crabtree just fulfilled his dream hunt, the Wild Turkey Grand Slam with a bow in 30 days. Follow the hunt from Florida to Texas to Oklahoma to South Dakota and to Kansas for the Osceola, Rio Grande, Merriam's and Eastern wild turkeys. Doug's pop Doug Sr. has also been on the hunt and has all but the Eastern to his credit. Here is the hunt so far (with pics)...

National Wild turkey Federation News
Jonathan Harling of the NWTF has a trio of articles for us today. National Wild Turkey Federation Honors Conservation Volunteers, Youth Involved In Wildlife Conservation, and  Women in the Outdoors, and JAKES and L.A. Dixon awards presented to local NWTF chapters.

Wild Turkey Wallpaper: Our growing collection of downloadable wild turkey action pictures. Suitable for your computer wallpaper. Enjoy.

Scouting For Wild Turkeys -March 22, 2001
Two hours before sunset I parked my truck in a clump of cedars and walked to my vantage point on the hill, high above a 300 acre grain field, split in half by the winding Leon River. I saw movement along the river. Turkeys, 4 of them, and they were going the right way. I hopped in my truck and rushed over to Rick's Hot Turkey Stand at the bend in the river. A gobbler and 3 hens were already in view. They crossed the corner of the field and ducked under the fence at exactly the same place I saw the wild turkeys yesterday. Here's a pic of the gobbler puffing up for the hens. Enjoy it as wallpaper, if you like: (640x480) (800x600) (1024x768).

Scouting For Wild Turkeys - Today I slipped over to Rick's Hot Turkey Stand at the bend in the river and looked around. If a picture is worth 1,000 words this should cover it.
 


NEW WALLPAPER: Three Rio Grande Gobblers follow a small flock of hens into the South Texas brush. Web County. (1024x768) or (800x600) or (640x480)
Taken Feb 26, 2001 by Robert Hoague. 

Here is Doug Crabtree's hunt in 2000 ...
Doug joined me to bowhunt our Rio's on the Leon River and 2 gobblers were harvested. There is wild turkey action plus some great turkey hunting calling tips, techniques and strategy. 

Champs Named At Wild Turkey Federation Calling Contests - by Jon Harling - More than 100 contestants competed in the 2001 competition, but only a handful of the skilled and talented callers proved they are, "a call above the rest." And we have their winners, right here.

The Man With The Perfect Job - Jonathan Harling of the National Wild Turkey Federation - The last day of the convention (Sunday, Feb 18) I interviewed Jonathan about his position with the NWTF and also learned more about the role of the organization and their plans for 2001.


Online Coverage of the 2001 National Wild Turkey Federation Convention & Sport Show
The best wild turkey callers in the world competed in the NWTF Grand National Calling Championships. You will find Thumbnailed Pics of highlights from the show's outstanding events, including: Hand Crafted Turkey Calls, Wildlife Art, the Deer Mount Competition (Ya gotta love 'em), Special NWTF Family Displays, Exhibitors at the sport show, People pictures, and each type of Wild Turkey (Florida, Merriam's, Rio Grande, Eastern and Oscellated), and more.

Online Field Reporters Wanted for the 2002 season
You are invited to participate as a Field Reporters and enter data in the Wild Turkey Hunting Network data base. The more the merrier. It's easy and fast. 

Wild Turkey 2001, by Fred Lutger
Fred tells how he began hunting wild turkey and how it evolved into guiding turkey hunters.

Want To Hunt Turkey In Illinois? by Fred Lutger
Seasons, zones, application info and link to Illinois Dept. of Natural Resources for Applications, plus Information on Fred's Wild Turkey hunts.

The ICE Blind - Double Bull Archery - by Doug Crabtree
A good wild turkey blind has to set up fast, hide you effectively when you draw, and not scare the Tom's off when they see it for the first time. Does the ICE Blind fill the bill? Doug Crabtree says, "absolutely" and he shows and tells you why it's a regular part of his wild turkey hunting gear.

Plucking Your Wild Turkey, Yes or No? - by Misty Sumner
It's another one of the questions we get asked all the time. Misty has the answers.

How to Prepare Your Wild Turkey For The Taxidermist - by Larry Reese - It’s Spring. You have prepared for this turkey hunting trip all winter, checked your shotgun pattern and shells (or better your bow), got all of your calls tuned and ready, got the best camo on the market, put a nylon stocking in your day pac. What! A nylon stocking, for what???? Glad you asked.

Wild Turkey Hunter's  Message Board
Lots of new Wild Turkey hunters as well as vets meet other like minded turkey hunters here. They ask questions, as well as share their calling and hunting knowledge. Here is our original board the  Wild Turkey Hunting Network.

HEAR WILD TURKEY SOUNDS: Wild Turkey Calls and Wave Files of what they sound like. Featuring the Treecall, Cluck, Cackle, Yelp, Cutting, Purr, & Gobble. By Bowhunter1. Plus downloadable SOUND FILES of Wild Turkey Calling by Stu Keck, in Stu Keck's Wild Turkey Hunting School.

Bowhunting Spring Gobblers - Some Lessons Learned - by Jason Nolz 
Veteran wild turkey bowhunter Jason Nolz's shares his wild turkey hunting tips to help you be successful in harvesting Spring gobblers with your bow.

The Future Of  Turkey Calling? -  by John Maynard
John interviewed the heads of several leading turkey call companies at the National Wild Turkey Federation convention in March this year. He draws some surprising conclusions about the calls of the future.

One of our most asked questions is "How do you field dress a wild turkey?" Mtgrumpy takes the mystery out of of gutting a wild turkey. Field Dressing Wild Turkey.

FREE WILD TURKEY BOWHUNTING WALLPAPER for your PC.
Three "longbeard" Toms strut their stuff for us. Get your Free Wallpaper: (640x480), (800x600), (1024x768) (Plus, instructions for putting wallpaper on Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT and Windows 3.1+.)
Setting up decoys during a Spring gobbler bowhunt. Click here to get yours. (Instructions for Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT and Windows 3.1+.)

SusieQ's Wild Turkey Hunter Page. Pics of folks in the bowhunting.net Live Chat. Page one. Page two.

WILD TURKEY SOUNDS: Wild Turkey Calls and Wave Files of what they sound like. Featuring the Treecall, Cluck, Cackle, Yelp, Cutting, Purr, & Gobble. Calling. By Bowhunter1, in the www.bowhunter.net, our residents area of home pages.

TURKEY TALK! A brand new feature in the YBC. Beginning Turkey Calling, How To Make Your Own Super Turkey Call (it's easy and it works!), plus: Set Up Tips For Gobblers:  by Dinger and Brian Pullam. YBC Turkey Talk.

Virtual Wild Turkey Hunting: the Real Kind!
This Season Share Your Wild Turkey Hunts With Other Online Hunters. Every time you hunt or scout, record what happens in our Wild Turkey Hunting Network data base. Follow the activities of other Online Field Reporters.

Seminars, Sound Files, Info on the Wild Turkey:
Seminars on all aspects of wild turkey scouting and hunting. Also, Bowhunter1's downloadable turkey calls. SusieQ has some great ways to cook up your gobbler. Larry Reese tells how to prepare your bird for the Taxidermist, in the Seminar Room.

Stu Keck's Wild Turkey Hunting School
Stu's Wild Turkey Hunting School has articles on how to find and hunt the wild turkey. He has in depth information, all about America's Wild Turkeys. Actual Sound Files that you can play demonstrating various turkey calls.

Wild Turkey Hunting Supplies
How about the new calls John Maynard is talking about? Freddie Bear Sports has them as well as all the other items for wild turkey hunting.

 







 








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