Have you noticed that turkey hunters are very superstitious? I am, at least. Every spring, I wear various camo hats until I kill a bird. That cap then becomes my lucky hat for the spring. Switching to another hat can be disastrous. Read
No regrets, of course. It was a weird spring but a great season. I got to hunt some tremendous places with friends old and new, taking several dandy longbeards along the way. Read
My Spring 2011 case of poison ivy was world-class. It started on my left wrist, spread up my left arm, and then found its way to my right arm and both thighs. At one point, it looked like I had severe burns on my left arm. Read
After my second series of yelps, a gobbler answered from the wooded flat above us. His next gobble was 50 yards closer. He was coming. I told Riley we were about to have some action and then readied my gun. Read
Shane Simpson is the 2011 Minnesota state turkey calling champion. Want to know why? Come along with him and watch these videos of his hunts.
As the eastern sky brightened, I saw several dark turkey-like forms in the trees 50 yards away. I was in the right spot. After 20 more minutes, an ear-splitting gobble confirmed that. D3 was roosted just past his hens, probably 70 steps away. Read