Tag Archives: Turkey

A Cold, Snowy Turkey Hunt

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

My first turkey season

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

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

Gas Line Gobbler, Part 1

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

Watch Your Back in the Turkey Woods

It is important to manage the coyote population on your land
It is important to manage the coyote population on your land

I found myself in the woods once again early Saturday morning. This time it was turkey season, and I was hunting a food plot near a creek on a buddy’s word. He had told me that morning that there had been birds feeding in the plot and roosting on the nearby creek.… Read more

Tag That Late Season Gobbler

Prostaffer Dakota with a nice Texas Rio Turkey
Prostaffer Dakota with a nice Texas Rio Turkey

In many sections of the country, especially in the South and some Midwestern states, turkey season is winding down. A large portion of the 2-year-old gobblers already have been taken and most turkey hunters already have tagged out. Here are some suggestions that will help you still have turkey hunting success.

Hunt Public Land Gobblers:
Now’s the time to hunt public land gobblers.… Read more