Get close, but not too close while scouting for turkeys.
New York – Steve Piatt
The latest in turkey loads: Tungsten Super Shot a hand-loader’s dream and a nightmare for longbeards
Spring gobbler hunters always seem to be tweaking something, whether it’s their various call lineup, camo patterns or, especially, shotgun loads to deliver the best pattern possible when the moment of truth arrives.
I’ll stop short of calling it a New Year’s resolution, because I didn’t make the decision until just recently. But after taking inventory of our flies – dries, wets, nymphs and streamers – I’ve decided we’re not buying any this year.
I start thinking about spring gobbler season right after the holiday season, although my friends – as well as Paula – claim I think about it all year round.
Simple tips to avoid a cold dunking and to enjoy the hard water
When stocked birds decline, extend your hunting opportunities
Bowhunters can stay in the game with a little planning
Archery practice can have its dull moments for sure, but if you change things up and play a few games with a purpose, they can pay off when you’re no longer in the backyard and are in your treestand and the game is on.
Certainly multiple-arrow sessions have their place in developing your shooting form, building your muscles and tightening your groups. But don’t ignore a one-shot practice regimen.
Trail camera efforts can make or break your hunt
Keep dogs out of trouble this time of year
A great time to drive to your hunt
Practice now, struggle less on the water
Changing tactics this season
Hunters have played a role
Sometimes the old works just as well
Sometimes, it pays to stay home
Archery, shotgun, rifle sessions with a purpose
Plenty of work, progress, setbacks
Target them, and it could happen
Decisions aplenty on an over-and-under 20
Key tactic: Get out and hunt
Youth hunts a great refresher course
Don’t hack your way through the spring gobbler season
DEC looks to continue momentum of recovery
Timing is important when picking a pup