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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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Apex Predator: Idaho DIY bear hunt

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Last month a friend from the gym invited me to New Brunswick to shoot some bears.  This guided, private land trip over barrels of bait where the success rate was nearly 100 percent wasn’t my style, but it got my wheels spinning to start searching for more opportunities. 

My goal was to hunt a bear on a do-it-yourself public land adventure where I had to literally find and stalk a bear by myself, as the allure for me is learning how to hunt these animals in their natural setting.

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May 13 at 5:55 pm
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How to guard against tick-borne diseases

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Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick. Tick.

It’s not necessarily the sound of a time bomb, but it just might be.

With summer arriving this month, and more and more people spending time outdoors fishing, camping and, in the fall, hunting, the chances of having an encounter with a tick are at their highest.

And nothing about those encounters can be good.

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May 06 at 10:07 am
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iHunt Speaker and App Combo

Extreme Dimension’s iHunt Speaker has been paired with the iHunt by Ruger app to turn your smartphone into a complete game call system. This combo allows hunters to use a smartphone as the controller for more than 600 sounds from deer, coyote, turkeys, ducks and 42 other species. In addition to the library of calls, the iHunt by Ruger app features hunt logs, solunar times, weather and more. 

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May 01 at 7:00 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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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