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A Cold, Snowy Turkey Hunt 4

By: Dakota Russell, CVA Prostaff

View of the Black Hills

View of the Black Hills

Frigid temperatures are not what I normally think of when it comes to an enjoyable spring turkey hunt. But, it will not stop me from going after those hard headed birds, and it shouldn’t keep you from hunting them either. As most turkey hunters know, you are typically expecting to wake up to an eventful morning of gobbling as the warm sun rises and the beautiful colors of spring come to life.… Read more

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Hopefully this Apex will kill a turkey soon this season

My first turkey season 2

By: Rick Kratzke, CVA Prostaffer

The author, Rick Kratzke

The author, Rick Kratzke

Let me start with just a little history. I am a married father of two boys and have been hunting whitetail deer since 1990. Through the years I gained a lot of knowledge about whitetail deer and consider myself a successful hunter.
But, after twenty four years I wanted something besides trout fishing during my down time from deer hunting.… Read more


Gas Line Gobbler, Part 3 1

Patience paid off on this hunt

Patience paid off on this hunt

150 yards away from us there was a creek cutting through the lane. It was in the bottom of the valley, and we knew that it would be an obstacle for the turkey to get around. At this point Jerry also lost sight of it because it was in a ravine. When we didn’t see it for 10-20 minutes, we started to get worried.… Read more

Patience paid off on this hunt

Turkey Hunting can be a nerve-wracking experience

Gas Line Gobbler, Part 2 2

Turkey Hunting can be a nerve-wracking experience

Turkey Hunting can be a nerve-wracking experience

I couldn’t tell if it was a turkey or not and it didn’t give me an opportunity to see what it was. We gave that spot a good hour and a half to no avail. Then we decided to move. There was a gas line nearby that he said turkeys often fed in and travelled through.… Read more


Gas Line Gobbler, Part 1 2

A sight like this will get anyone’s blood pumping

Tuesday morning I found myself in the woods again in search of a spring gobbler. The day started early. I met my guide, Jerry Russell, at 5:10 at his hunting camp. We sat down, grabbed some coffee and discussed plans for that morning’s hunt. We would start at a spot on a ridge between a popular roost area and a creek that turkeys frequented to get water.… Read more

A sight like this will get anyone's blood pumping