The Stafford clan, father Jimmy and sons David and Brandon, with a fine Missouri gobbler that David killed.

Best turkey hunting tactics

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
A vintage Lynch Box Call and a raspy Lawrence box call; the rubber band keeps it quiet while moving.

On turkey-hunting calling and equipment

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
A tom strutting in February hopefully means some breeding will be going on soon.

What to do if a gobbler hangs up

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
A turkey craw, full of corn, is evidence of turkey feeding going on somewhere.

Tips for hunting corned-up turkeys

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
Long-time hunting partners Pilgreen, left, and McKinnie show why they like home grown Cedar Hill game calls so much.

Finding hunting areas

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
Getting groups of young hunters like these are one of the works of the Union Long Spurs.

Union Long Spurs walk the talk

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
Pilgreen, left, and McKinnie are ready to hit the Cedar Hills of Union Parish in search of gobblers.

It’s all about the call

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
Some good camo, a 12-gauge Winchester Super X3, a handful of  3 1/2-inch Hevi 13 shells, a Featherlite gobbler decoy, an owl call (right) and a collection of Cedar Hill calls including a slate, box and mouth call are Pilgreen and McKinnie’s turkey tools.

Top turkey gear

April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
Chad Bell's first turkey was killed in the Big Black River bottoms north of Canton, Miss. and sported an impressive 15.25-inch beard.

BR hunter's first gobbler is true longbeard

Bell gets Mississippi bird with a 15.25-inch beard
April 06, 2015 at 10:20am
Getting that old tom to move that crucial 10 yards closer is a challenge.

What you need to kill a turkey

Make sure you check these items off before heading to the woods
April 02, 2015 at 9:50am

LDWF cites 11 for alleged turkey violations on opening weekend

Most violations were for hunting over a baited area
April 01, 2015 at 4:20pm
JEBS Chokes

JEBS Chokes

April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
The author killed this tom with an old Mossberg bolt action 12 gauge with the C-lect choke.

Tagging out — Everything you need to need to kill a turkey

There is no better feeling of accomplishment than putting a bagging an adult tom. Here’s everything you need to know to close out the season with a bang.
April 01, 2015 at 7:00am