Muzzleloader Turkey Hunt Goes Full Circle

Muzzleloader Turkey Hunt Goes Full Circle

May 15, 2019

It’s been several years since I’ve killed a wild turkey with a shotgun. When I first started pursuing the birds during the late 1970s, my weapon of choice was a muzzleloading Navy Arms 12-bore. Fitted with straight cylinder bore barrels, the scattergun’s range was restricted to around 20 yards; 15 was optimum. Not exactly what you’d describe as a...

Fog Bound Gobbler – What Could Possibly Could Go Wrong??

Fog Bound Gobbler – What Could Possibly Could Go Wrong??

May 7, 2019

Forty degrees. Clear skies. Moderate breeze. Hard to imagine more perfect conditions for a morning turkey hunt. Things were already looking good. The stars were just beginning to fade when, from farther back in the oaks, a roosted gobbler began to go completely off his rocker. Deciding not to move any closer, I quickly popped up my archery blind at the...

Sunset Dancer Provides Unique Springtime Display

Sunset Dancer Provides Unique Springtime Display

May 2, 2019

The performance begins at sunset. As the evening sky explodes into a dazzling array of color; a long-billed, oddly-shaped, quail-sized bird rises from the forest floor. Spiraling ever higher, the creature soon becomes a speck, hovering more than 300 hundred feet above its woodland home. With the flight now at its zenith, the bird suddenly folds its wings...