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Here are the fresh perspectives for this year:
• There are many reasons why the diaphragm has become the most widely used turkey call. First and foremost, it works, says Jim Spencer.
• Gobblers don’t play by the rules, so why should you? Even the score this spring with Brian Lovett by using some dirty tricks with box and friction calls.
• Yes, new rifle-type stocks make turkey guns ugly, but Phil Bourjay says they also make them more effective in the woods.
• Finding the best turkey killing recipe takes some experimentation. Jim Schlender offers considerations to help you put together the most efficient shotgun possible.
• Scott Bestuls welcomes to the modern age of turkey decoys, where realism has reached new heights and full-strut decoys are becoming more common.
• Modern commercial blinds help turkey hunters hide their movements and stay
afield longer. John E. Phillips tells how to make them even more effective.
• The author has learned many lessons through the years, but none were as important as how to listen for turkeys.
• Lightweight transitional clothing is a necessity for any turkey hunting trip. John E. Phillips looks at some of the best.
• Five veteran turkey hunters reveal their favorite must-have accessories for the spring woods.
• Bow-hunting for turkeys is here in a big way, and it’s here to stay. Scott Bestul explains how to make the switch to archery gear.
• Tom Carpenter’s dirty, neglected truck badly needed a good cleaning. The main gear had been put away, but the dregs remained. So he went to it.
• Click here to read editor Brian Lovett’s column, “Toting Gear is Personal Choice.”