Surprise! Most people want to see a gobbler approach from a long distance, but that's a mistake. Read
Eddie Salter and Phillip Culpepper, Team APG, recently won Realtree's Beards or Bust turkey competition, defeating Jeff Shepard and Daniel Thomas, Team AP. Read
Moving with birds as they approach is called "flowing with the turkey." Editor Brian Lovett explains this technique.
Turkey loads kick like a Missouri mule. Here's how to avoid a sore shoulder.
The Kansas gobbler I shot had no spurs. They weren't broken off, either. The bird never grew them.
Only the small bumps of the spur caps were visible on its legs. Read
Turkeys gobbled like nuts on the ridge above us, and soon after flydown, a parade of hens and strutters passed along the far edge of the field and into a creek bottom. Soon, however, two black forms slithered down the ridge, and raucous gobbling followed. Read