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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! When turkeys are scarce hunters can try running and gunning Being from Alberta, I haven’t hunted turkeys a lot but I’ve been fortunate enough to hunt with some of North America’s best and I’ve been a pretty quick study. Add to that the fact that I’ve hunted turkeys under some of the most challenging conditions imaginable, in three countries and on two continents, and I’ve received an express degree in killing turkeys quickly and effectively. While hunting networks and DVDs are rife with shows where it’s a simple matter … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds!   Wild turkey hunting in western Canadian provinces is a relatively new addition in our national outdoor line up. These western birds, largely the elusive and much sought after Merriam’s sub-species of wild turkey, provide western residents with a unique opportunity to pursue them, as they do not exist in eastern Canada. A successful Merriam’s hunt early in the season means you are in striking range of achieving the Canadian Wild Turkey Hunting Slam, which currently has less than 10 lonely registered entries.   My introduction to western turkey … Read more »

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While hunting, turkeys don’t always do what we anticipate. To boost your chances of connecting, it’s valuable to learn how to make the most of any situation. All or nothing decoy tactics refers to two strategies I employ under a particular set of scenarios. 1. ALL: Attract every bird in a roost tree just after first light with a mega spread, and if they hang up or move off, find another way to get within range. 2. NOTHING: Cat-and-mouse-type calling strategies if your morning hunt fails, yet you have suitable terrain to intercept a responsive tom without the use of … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting birds! Many turkey hunters have told me, “If a turkey could sniff you, you’d never kill one.” Despite having virtually no sense of smell, a spring hunt for North America’s largest, most elusive game bird is challenging. And with archery equipment, even more so. As with any species you bow hunt, getting close requires intricate knowledge of your quarry. Merriam’s turkeys living at the northern tip of their range in southern BC and Alberta are no different. Knowing where, when and why they strut their stuff will give you the … Read more »

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Not what you’re looking for? Find more articles on hunting gear! Winchester’s new Long Beard XR shells offer Shot-Lok technology, which features tighter patterns and longer shot capabilities than ever before, and twice the pellets in a 10-inch circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads. When turkey hunting, it’s important to identify your target and attempt to call the bird within 40 yards or less. However, it is sometimes difficult to measure the exact distance, so every hunter wants a load they can depend on to reach the turkey at a respected distance beyond 40 yards. The … Read more »

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Here’s a tasty recipe that is well-suited for a less-than-platter-perfect bird! It’s always been a big winner with my gang, especially when served with an array of homemade, mouthwatering dipping sauces that make dunking exciting and fun. These crispy, golden turkey fingers can be served as an appetizer, in which case you’ll find the breast of your special prize will whet the appetites of the whole hunting party. Of course, if you are going to be serving them as the main meal of the day, you’ll want to pair the fingers up with French fries in order for a pound … Read more »

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Attention turkey hunters in BC, Alberta, Manitoba & Ontario: The New H.S. Strut Sawed Off Box Call From Hunter’s Specialties Works Great For Running And Gunning! The new H.S. Strut Sawed Off box call from Hunter’s Specialties offers turkey hunters the chance to have a true custom made call at a great price. The Sawed Off box call features a one-piece poplar body and a cherry wood lid. The call is compact and easy to carry and works great for spot and stalk hunting. It easily produces a wide range of turkey sounds. The call is a traditional non-waterproof design for … Read more »

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Taking care of your bird, fish or big game animal while in the field will go a long way toward ensuring you have a beautiful mount later on. A well-mounted trophy, be it a big game animal, bird or fish, can be a work of art, something that can provide the hunter or fisher with many years of refreshed memories and visual enjoyment. But it does not happen by accident. I will forever recall my first trophy, a large black bear. I had little idea of what I was doing. The bear was shot in late spring so the hide … Read more »

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