The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is assessing Eastern turkey populations in eastern Texas and is considering hunting closures in 15 counties. Read
While fishing with a friend back in the spring on a local lake near Knoxville, Tenn., we saw something that was a little odd. We observed a turkey flying across the lake. We saw it fly from one island heading to another island across the main channel of the lake. Read
Hope arrived this morning. As I turned onto a town road on my way to work, a hen popped up in the ditch. Sure enough, at least 10 little fuzzballs — probably less than a week old — followed behind her. Read
Scott Bestul, a contributing editor to Turkey & Turkey Hunting, shot this odd-colored gobbler while hunting in northern Wisconsin. The bird has blond or almost golden secondary wing feathers. Read
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
Prolonged deep snow the turkeys can’t scratch through is much worse than cold temperatures. If they can get enough to eat, turkeys can stand extreme cold indefinitely. Read