Spring Turkey

Spring Turkey

By: Pat Kalmerton

There are five species of wild turkey targeted throughout the United States, and many hunters will tell you that turkey hunting adventures are some of the most heart-pumping, breathtaking moments in their memory banks. If you were on top of your game and remembered to submit your Wisconsin Spring Turkey Application by the deadline (December 10) and were lucky enough to draw a permit in your desired zone (there are seven zones), you should be looking at a fantastic spring in 2015. Continue Reading

The Toughest Turkeys

Hard-Hunted Gobblers: The Toughest Turkeys

By: Brian Lovett

Here’s a simple statement: Human hunting pressure makes turkeys more difficult. Now, here’s the oft-ignored second part of that equation: Pressured turkeys are not impossible. They are still turkeys, and you can still kill them.

Here’s how. Continue Reading

Spring Turkey Tips

What to Do When Your Turkey Hunting Plan Blows Up  

By: Brian Lovett  

Having a plan always results in better turkey hunting. And sometimes, gobblers follow that plan. Other days, however, they toss the playbook aside and leave you scratching your head.  

But the game shouldn’t end there. When a longbeard throws you a curve, switch tactics to keep your hunt alive. Let’s examine several common broken-plan scenarios and look at how you can adapt.   Continue Reading

The Two Year Tom

The Two Year Tom

By: Ron Weber

The gobble startled me as it shattered the pre-dawn silence. A few soft hen yelps from my slate call had incited the response, which in turn excited me. It was the first morning of my spring turkey season and it now seemed as though it might be a short one as I knew I had a tom close by, easily within 60 yards. As I impatiently waited for light, I couldn’t help but to throw out a few more soft calls- each call being answered by a booming gobble. I know many “experts” would say to avoid calling too much to a tom on the roost, but for me, gobbling was the kick that made spring turkey hunting so special. Continue Reading

Hunting Goals: How to Get a Turkey Grand Slam

How to Get a Turkey Grand Slam

Turkey Grand Slam

Earning a turkey hunting grand slam is a goal of many turkey hunters and includes kill four subspecies of wild turkeys.

Many hunters who are passionate about turkey hunting have a goal of one day achieving a turkey hunting grand slam. To earn this, you’ll need to kill four of North America’s wild turkey subspecies. There are two species of turkey that are game animals in North America, the  Ocellated turkey and the wild turkey. The wild turkey is further divided into six subspecies, four of which make up the grand slam of wild turkeys.  Continue Reading

Hunter Scores Limb Hanger Tom Turkey- User Photo

Hunter Scores Limb Hanger Tom- User Photo

Giant Turkey Spurs

This Wisconsin turkey hunter managed to tag out on a beautiful Tom that had some very long spurs showcased in this photo

A lucky Wisconsin turkey hunter managed to bag a great Tom on the first day of the first season. This giant tom weighed in at 28 pounds and had some seriously long spurs on him.  Continue Reading