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

Only the fourth turkey Lee Blackmon ever killed will be one he’ll never forget.

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Yesterday at 8:37 am
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Barr’s tip for bowhunting turkeys

There’s a reason relatively few hunters chase turkeys with archery equipment: It’s just plain tough enough with a shotgun.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Barr’s turkey world slam equipment

• Bow — Five of the six gobblers in Rachal Barr’s world slam were taken with a Hoyt Carbon Element set at 55 pounds.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Barr’s world slam gobblers

Accomplishing a turkey world slam involved killing all six subspecies of turkeys. Here is a rundown of how Rachal Barr sealed the deal before graduating high school:

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Why are turkeys so tough to hunt?

So what is it about turkeys that make them so difficult to kill? University of Mississippi’s Richard Bucholz ran down the some of the reasons hunters can easily miss out on tagging out.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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The 2016 turkey season is on

There is nothing more exciting in the woods than hearing the sound of an old tom gobbling on the roost.

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April 15 at 7:00 am
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Trophy white gobbler goes down

Not surprisingly, Jacob Johnston had spotted a big white turkey on several occasions near his family’s farm before the start of this year’s turkey season.

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April 14 at 2:12 pm
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Website user ambushes Magnolia gobbler

LousianaSportsman.com user "-Duckaholic-" normally makes turkey-hunting trips every year with his friends and children, but with the downturn in the oil-and-gas industry, he's just been unable to go as scheduled.

But when he received an invite to hunt turkeys in Mississippi with a friend, he broke away to make it happen.

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April 14 at 8:34 am
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Choudrant youth beats brain cancer, downs trophy gobbler

Most diehard hunters will tell you the sport is more about experiences in the field than it is about the kill —  a phrase perfectly illustrated by a recent turkey-hunting adventure featuring Dylan McElduff and Dusty McGehee.

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April 13 at 10:28 am
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2016 deer season begins now

One glance at the March 2016 issue of Louisiana Sportsman easily points out that it is time to fish in the Bayou State.

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April 12 at 9:00 am
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Are decoys turkey killers or rescuers? Veteran hunter is careful with decoy use

Some turkey hunters swear by decoys, and some swear at them. The truth is, neither situation is correct; if used properly, at the right time, decoys can help you wrap a tag around a tom’s leg. If used incorrectly, at the wrong time, it will put wind in the bird’s wings.

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April 08 at 1:30 pm
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2016-17 duck season dates set by LWFC

Four months ahead of the typical August announcement, the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission set the 2016-17 duck season dates — along with hunting season dates for other species and the general and WMA hunting rules and regulations — at its April meeting on Thursday in Baton Rouge.

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April 08 at 11:00 am
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Use your GPS while turkey hunting

Turkey hunters who own handheld GPS units have a great advantage over other hunters.

Handheld units have a big advantage over smartphones in that they are designed around the GPS module and do not add the GPS feature as an afterthought.

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April 08 at 8:30 am
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Zink’s Z-Combo Mouth Call

The Z-Combo Mouth Call, the latest addition from Zink Calls, is an innovative two-reed version of the popular “combo-cut” design favored by many hunters, which is half “cutter” and half “split V”.  Zink’s all-new Z-Combo belts out super-realistic yelps with just the right amount of high front-end and smoky back-end rasp. This versatile call will have those big gobblers waltzing into your decoys without hesitation.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Slamming gobblers — Anatomy of a wild turkey world slam

You’re a high-school senior, a female and you have something you want to get done before graduation.

Make cheerleader?

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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Think like a tom

Turkeys have the reputation for being notoriously difficult to kill, especially for novices hunters.

But with enough time spent in the woods it’s likely you can consistently bag birds each spring.

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April 01 at 7:00 am
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