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A World Apart

Like many turkey hunters, I used to think carrying a gun into the turkey woods was reserved for spring only. Little did I know that fall turkey hunting has a long and storied past. TV shows and magazines had ingrained "spring only" into my head, so I never actually gave the matter of fall turkey hunting much thought. Read

In the Heat of Battle

Our hunt had started so well. After hearing little before flydown, my friend Dan Barden and I had trekked across a pasture and up a small ridge before stopping to call. At the first cluck, a gobbler hammered back 75 yards away. Barden and I exchanged wide-eyed looks as we scrambled for cover. The bird was just over a crest in the woods at the field edge, so I anticipated a quick hunt. I yelped softly, and the bird double-gobbled. Man, it was going to be textbook. Read

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