Turkey Hunting

Scott Kimock, left, poses with Lee Blackmon and the York County, S.C. gobbler that scored 168.4 by NWTF standards — the highest-scoring turkey ever taken in S.C., and the nation's best with a bow.

Nation’s best-ever 7-bearded gobbler taken with a bow

If certified, bird will be No. 1 bow kill nationally with a score of 168.4
May 03, 2016 at 8:37am
Rachel Barr with the Gould’s gobbler she killed in Mexico.

Barr’s tip for bowhunting turkeys

April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Rachel Barr and mounts of her six bow-killed gobblers giving her a World Slam.

Barr’s turkey world slam equipment

April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Rachel Barr happily shows off the Rio Grande gobbler she got in Texas, holding up six fingers to signify that her World Slam was completed.

Barr’s world slam gobblers

April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Turkeys will congregate just about anywhere, as long as there’s enough food and safe places to roost at night.

Why are turkeys so tough to hunt?

April 15, 2016 at 7:00am
Jacob Johnston killed this white turkey on opening day on land nearhis family's farm in Wilkes County, N.C.

Trophy white gobbler goes down

Johnston’s 18-pounder was solid white, but had a 9-inch black beard and dark eyes
April 14, 2016 at 2:12pm
LouisianaSportsman.com user -Duckaholic- killed this big turkey on a hunt at a friend's Mississippi lease.

Website user ambushes Magnolia gobbler

Longbeard falls after busting hunter
April 14, 2016 at 8:34am
Dusty McGehee, left, and Dylan McElduff pose with the 19-pound gobbler McElduff shot on April 1 in Jackson Parish. McElduff, who was diagnosed with a Stage 1 brain tumor last summer, received treatment in Memphis, Tenn. and is currently in remission.

Choudrant youth beats brain cancer, downs trophy gobbler

McElduff and McGehee team up for memorable April hunt in Jackson Parish
April 13, 2016 at 10:28am
Jake decoys can draw a mature gobble that few extra feet — or spook it into the next parish.

Are decoys turkey killers or rescuers? Veteran hunter is careful with decoy use

Certain situations call for imitation hens and jakes, but they can turn away gobblers if the set-up isn’t right
April 08, 2016 at 1:30pm
While GPS units are great, you should never rely solely on that technology when in the field.

Use your GPS while turkey hunting

Handheld units are better than smartphones
April 08, 2016 at 8:30am
Zink’s Z-Combo Mouth Call

Zink’s Z-Combo Mouth Call

April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Rachel Barr demonstrating her shooting style with her bow.

Slamming gobblers — Anatomy of a wild turkey world slam

Rachel Barr set out to complete a wild turkey world slam before graduating high school — with archery equipment. Here’s how she did it and how you can follow in her footsteps.
April 01, 2016 at 7:00am
Chad Newcomer poses with a tom he got on Hoosier National Forest in Indiana. His success came after traveling long distances in order to find un-pressured birds.

Think like a tom

Before you can bag a trophy gobbler, you’ve got to know where to find one. Here’s how to turn a turkey’s mind-set into an asset.
April 01, 2016 at 7:00am

Nine cited for alleged turkey hunting violations on opening weekend

Numerous hunters busted for hunting over a baited area, LDWF says
March 29, 2016 at 9:49pm