Turkey Hunting

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We’ve come a long way

The 2015 spring turkey season was, as of this writing, a total bust for me, as I have been neck-deep in the moving process to a new house that the wife and I have been building and dealing with for some months now.

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May 22 at 9:00 am
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Shreveport man cited for alleged turkey-hunting violation in Bienville Parish

A 67-year-old Shreveport man was cited last weekend by enforcement agents for hunting turkeys over a baited area, according to a press release from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

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April 30 at 10:48 pm
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Turkey time

The 2015 spring gobbler hunting kicked off last month, with staggered closings through the end of April. 

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April 23 at 3:20 pm
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Call less, kill more gobblers

If Marshall Collette of Greensboro, N.C. strung together all the beards from the turkeys he’s killed or called in for other hunters on a piece of rawhide, you could probably use it to measure for first downs in a football game.

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April 20 at 11:55 am
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Prep now for the next turkey hunting season

Hopefully you will have some success this turkey season and use a tag or two.

But you shouldn’t just go about your life when the season ends  — that’s when you can get ready for the 2016 hunting season.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Best turkey hunting tactics

It is generally a good idea to go out and scout for turkeys prior to the season opening. The excellent mast crop this year no doubt kept the birds in the creek and river drainages where the hardwoods are.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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On turkey-hunting calling and equipment

A good turkey hunter will generally have an arsenal of turkey calls in his pack, and he should be proficient with all of them. You do not have to be a contest caller, but it helps to know how to properly use a particular call.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Tips for hunting corned-up turkeys

One of the problems with turkey hunting on private land is that landowners and/or hunters on adjacent lands will often set up a site to feed turkeys year round to keep turkeys hanging around.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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What to do if a gobbler hangs up

The challenge in turkey hunting is that every tom is different in the way it responds to a call, and this is where the fun begins.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Top turkey gear

Besides calls, the list of turkey hunting gear used by Peyton McKinnie and NathanPilgreen is pretty simple.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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It’s all about the call

It should be no surprise to anyone who knows Peyton McKinnie that he still has the first turkey call he ever owned, a Cedar Hill Little Scratch that has been made since 1982.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Finding hunting areas

Peyton McKinnie and Nathan Pilgreen said the most-accessible turkey hunting habitat in Union Parish is on hunting leases and open to club members only.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Union Long Spurs walk the talk

The love of turkey hunting and the desire to make it better drives Nathan Pilgreen and Peyton McKinnie to be active in the Union Long Spurs, the local affiliate of the National Turkey Federation.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
315 Views

BR hunter's first gobbler is true longbeard

Chad Bell’s turkey-hunting experience is pretty comparable to a sleek Italian sports car: He went from zero to 60 mph in just a couple of seconds on a recent trip in the Big Black River bottoms north of Canton, Miss.

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April 06 at 10:20 am
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What you need to kill a turkey

I can remember when I was in my mid-20s and decided I’d be a turkey hunter. I packed up that spring, headed off to my nearest public tract of land, set up before daylight and began some beautiful (at least to my ears) purring as the sun broke over the horizon.

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April 02 at 9:50 am
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LDWF cites 11 for alleged turkey violations on opening weekend

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 11 people for alleged turkey-hunting violations during opening weekend of the 2015 season.

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April 01 at 4:20 pm
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