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
Turkeys are opportunistic feeders, but this might be taking things to the extreme. We recently received an e-mail from Linda L. Bischoff of Grand Haven, Mich., who said the local turkeys took quite a liking to her back yard in October. Read
Reactions are mixed over a plan by the Minnesota DNR to kill 100 birds this winter across 18 north-central Minnesota counties. Read