Turkey Hunting

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Albany youth gets 4-bearded Mississippi gobbler

Opening morning of the youth turkey season turned into a numbers game for 12-year-old Gage McTaggart, who was hunting with his dad Todd and caller Brett Thompson at Homochitto National Forest in Southwest Mississippi.

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March 26 at 4:17 pm
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Sorrento man cited for alleged turkey violations in East Feliciana Parish

Agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Sorrento man for alleged  turkey violations Tuesday in East Feliciana Parish.

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March 24 at 3:59 pm
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7 tips for killing public gobblers

Shane Johnson dreams of having a nice, turkey-filled private lease. But he’s never had that privilege, so he’s fought the public-land battle for years.

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March 18 at 6:30 am
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Avian-X

The next generation of Avian-X LCD decoys are lighter, easier to pack and less aggressive to real hens. Add the increased texture and detailed feather lines and they look even more realistic. No-flake paint on the quiet, collapsible Dura-Rubber bodies won’t wear off and the folding motion stake helps create movement with the slightest breeze. Years of studying body postures, moods and behaviors of wild turkeys went into the design of these relaxed, welcoming breeder hen decoys.

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March 01 at 7:00 am
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Turkey-hunting seminars scheduled for Saturday

Turkey season is right around the corner, so it’s time to brush up on your calling and ensure you have all the equipment necessary to track down and kill that big gobbler.

And you can learn everything you need to know during a free turkey-hunting event at Bowie Outfitters this Saturday (Feb. 28). Sessions begin at 10 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m.

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February 23 at 3:07 pm
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Protecting Louisiana’s wild turkeys

Reestablishing wild turkeys in Louisiana was one of the department’s success stories unfolding during my career. Being there to see turkeys return and being able to contribute to the effort were job benefits from my prospective.

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April 25, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Dubach man cited for alleged turkey hunting violations in Union Parish

Enforcement agents with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited a Dubach man for alleged turkey hunting and trespassing violations on April 19 in Union Parish, according to a press release.

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April 22, 2014 at 4:05 pm
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Youth turkey-hunting shotgun recommendations

It’s hard to beat a youth 20-gauge for a young hunter in any shotgun application.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Ground blinds prefect for turkey hunting

I can’t emphasize enough the importance of a ground blind.

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April 15, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Young turks — Tips for youth turkey hunting

Twelve-year-old Dane Humbles tightened his grip on the shotgun and sighted down the barrel as the big gobbler closed the distance in a quick trot.

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April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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TriStar Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun

TriStar Arms has released their new Raptor ATAC Turkey shotgun patterned in Mossy Oak Break Up camouflage. It features a picatinny rail and ghost ring mounted sight, a fixed pistol grip and a fiber optic bridge front sight. The gas operated 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun will come in a 24-inch barrel with a 3-inch chamber, and will utilize a removable choke system that is fitted with Beretta Mobile threads and will include one extended turkey choke tube.

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April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Flextone’s Lightning Crow

The Lightning Crow from Flextone Game Calls produces ultra-realistic, natural sounds that can be heard for miles. This long-range turkey call forces even the most tight-lipped birds to expose their position. The flexible body also allows the user to manipulate the tone and pitch to sound like multiple crows, making it an ideal locator call for crows also.

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April 01, 2014 at 7:00 am
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Turkey patterns and cleaning tips

In turkey hunting, preparation is everything.

So thinking about you guys (and gals) who get all heated up over feathers in the spring, I thought I would write about patterning — and cleaning your guns.

I have a 12 gauge, 2 ¾-inch-chambered barrel I had cut off years ago to about 25 inches and had the gunsmith install screw-in choke tubes.

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March 27, 2014 at 9:00 am
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Public land turkey hunting challenges featured tonight on Sportsman TV

With host Greg Hackney off fishing a Bassmaster Elite Series tournament, Sportsman TV producer Jared Serigné is joined for tonight's episode by veteran turkey hunter Shane Johnson to pursue some public land gobblers. 

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March 26, 2014 at 1:31 pm
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View LDWF's turkey hunting safety video

 Video Included

If you plan on going turkey hunting this weekend, check out this video produced by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries’ Education Program.

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March 21, 2014 at 2:24 pm
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Small tract case study – St. Tammany

Existing habitat

Acres: 150

Location: Northwest St. Tammany Parish

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March 15, 2014 at 8:00 am
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