Tag Archives: Turkey

Like hunting turkeys? You will miss at some point.

I truly believe that the Good Lord sent the wild turkey to keep hunters humbled. I just had finished writing “Outdoor Life’s Complete Turkey Hunting Book” (now available on Amazon/Kindle) some years ago, when Brad Harris of Neosho, Missouri, well-known videographer and outdoorsman, invited me on a turkey hunt. Continue reading

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How to take longer range Gobblers

Turkey hunting has changed drastically in the last 40 years. We have better shotguns, barrels shells, chokes and sighting systems than turkey hunters ever have had. Continue reading

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Why I Use Optics for Turkey Hunting

The big Merriam’s gobbler was less than 30-yards from me in full strut, facing away from me. I had my shotgun on my knee. Continue reading

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Itching for Turkey Season?

Spring in many sections of the country was late last year due to a late winter and cold weather. Across the country, turkey hunters reported hearing less gobbling than they had in previous years. Continue reading

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Patterning the Apex Predator of the gun world. Part 3: Final Results

The last shells I tried out were the Remington Premier shells in 3” #6 shot. These shells gave me 111 pellets in a 10” circle at 40 yards. Even though it wasn’t my best pattern, this is easily a killing pattern, and would do well if used this turkey season… Continue reading

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Patterning the Apex predator of the gun world. Part 2: Winchester Results

I had heard great things about the Winchester Longbeard XR shells, so I was excited to give them a go. I shot these first, and the results did not disappoint. I squeezed 273 pellets in a 10” circle at 40 yards… Continue reading

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Patterning the Apex predator of the gun world. Part 1: Cleaning and Process

Last weekend, I decided to take my CVA Apex set up with the turkey barrel out for a little patterning test. The gun is set up with the stock CVA turkey choke and a KONUS 3-9×40 Ballistic Reticle scope. The gun was dirty so I deep cleaned it… Continue reading

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