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!
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 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!
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 [...]
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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…
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
Not knowing if the dark object in the trees 80 yards away was a turkey, I yelped and the spot fanned it’s tail.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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.
Waited about half an hour and quietly got out of the double bull blind to see if we could recover Collin’s Osceola Longbeard.
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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Turkey Calling competition is the highlight of the NWTF Convention. Here is the list of the winners for all competitive categories.
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 [...]
We are in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Convention. Check out our updates from the show all weekend. Pictures, videos, and more…
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 [...]
We are in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Convention. Check out our updates from the show all weekend. Pictures, videos, and more.
35th Annual NWTF Convention & Sport Show in Nashville, Tennessee on February 18, 19, 20th. 650 booths loaded with hunting gear and more!
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.
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 [...]
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Turkeys On The
Rio Grande Wild
-- Come On Down!
Grand Slammer of 2004
Hens & Gobblers
Between Wild & Domestic?
Turkey Woods: Is It Safe?
Turkey Calls ... Here!
Strut Zones, by Stu Keck
Bow and Arrow Shot
For Recovering A Turkey
Talk Turkey, by T.R. Michels
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.)
Hearing & Hear Everything! by Chris Bailey
Tips For Turkey Hunters—Planning Ahead For A Successful Hunt, by James
NWTF Convention & Sport Show
Decoys Work! by Rob Stone
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.
Turkeys To You Right Off The Roost, by Chris Bailey
To Wild Turkeys, by T.R. Michels
Makes A Turkey Gobble?
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.
To Make A Wing Bone Call
NWTF Sport Show Coverage
(Feb 14 - 17) Day
By Day Coverage Of The NWTF Show 2003.
For The Grand Slam 2003: Beginning This March!!!
Favorite Wallpaper Pic Of 2002
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.
Wild Turkey Hunting in the 21st Century, by Fred Lutger
To Hunt Wild Turkey In Illinois?, by Fred Lutger
Duck Gets A Turkey, by Fred Lutger
Son's First Wild Turkey, by Rick Philippi
Wild Turkey With SusieQ, by Susieq
fall and winter food sources can lead to successful turkey hunting.
Wild Turkey Hunting Safe?
Wild Turkey Wallpaper
For Your Computer
Out The Daily Logs & Live Action Turkey Pictures Of The 2002 Spring
Wild Turkey Bowhunt
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.
Students Attend NWTF Outdoor Show Just For Them
Turkey National Calling Champions For 2002
NWTF Convention and Sport Show Attracts 22,000
Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Hunt With Fred Lutger
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.
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About The Perfect Job (For Types Like Us)?
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.
Youth Hunt - Doug Crabtree
takes the Matson boys hunting wild turkeys.
(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.
People Have Asked For A Doug Crabtree Wallpaper For Their Computer ...
Call Tune Up Tips, by Rob Keck
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)...
Wild turkey Federation News
Wild Turkey Wallpaper: Our growing collection of downloadable wild turkey action pictures. Suitable for your computer wallpaper. Enjoy.
For Wild Turkeys -March 22, 2001
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
is Doug Crabtree's hunt in 2000 ...
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.
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
Field Reporters Wanted for the 2002 season
Turkey 2001, by Fred Lutger
To Hunt Turkey In Illinois? by Fred Lutger
ICE Blind - Double Bull Archery - by Doug Crabtree
Your Wild Turkey, Yes or No? - by Misty Sumner
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
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.
Spring Gobblers - Some Lessons Learned - by Jason Nolz
Future Of Turkey Calling? - by John Maynard
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.
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.
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