|2014 wild turkey season dates approved
3214 Views - Posted: October 10 at 4:00 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission recently approved the 2014 wild turkey season framework, with opening day pegged for March 22.
|Bowie Outfitter - Basic Turkey Calls
401 Views - Posted: September 12 at 6:00 pm
Join Richard Wagley, 5 time Louisiana State Turkey Calling Champion as he discusses the basic turkey call.
|LDWF issues notice of intent for 2014 wild turkey season
3551 Views - Posted: July 04 at 7:44 am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Commission proposed 2014 wild turkey season dates and regulation changes at a meeting Tuesday.
|Work now for success next season
1295 Views - Posted: June 11 at 9:00 am
An e-mail from Jimmy Stafford, turkey biologist for LDWF, indicated a poor 2013 spring turkey season across the state, with the harvest being down 500 or more turkeys from the 2012 season.
|A turkey for dad
1217 Views - Posted: May 13 at 9:00 am
When you hear “Phfffffftt,” you know a strutting tom is close and it is time to get ready.
|Pending state-record turkey killed during public lottery hunt
5235 Views - Posted: May 09 at 3:13 pm
Thirty-one year old Dustin Pole, who lives in Welsh, was understandably disappointed when his name was not drawn for the first of three lottery turkey hunts on West Bay Wildlife Management Area this past season.
|Public Land Turkey Hunting
2497 Views - Posted: April 18 at 6:00 pm
Join us as Shane Johnson and Jared Serigne hunt Turkey's on public land in Louisiana
|Where to hunt Turkeys
1538 Views - Posted: April 18 at 6:00 pm
Watch Richard Wagley, 5 time Louisiana State Turkey Calling Champion as he discusses where to hunt Turkeys.
|Bowie Outfitters - Selecting the right Shotgun
1619 Views - Posted: April 18 at 6:00 pm
Richard Wagley, 5 Time Louisiana State Turkey Calling Champion shows you what you should be looking for in selecting a shotgun for Turkey hunting.
|Stafford’s late season observations and tactics
1072 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Randy Stafford has been turkey hunting in Louisiana since he was a youngster — even when there was a very small population that could be hunted.
|Public lands available for late season hunting
1405 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
For the most part, Louisiana state WMAs have a very shortened season, yet arguably the late season tactics offered here may apply just after opening weekend depending upon the amount of hunters on any specific area.
|'Purring block' combines slate, glass to make toms make fatal mistakes
1032 Views - Posted: April 10 at 11:14 am
South Carolina call-maker John Tanner gets ideas for some of his custom-made calls from interesting places, but none better than a deer stand.
Tanner’s newest call, the “Purring Block” showed up on his drawing board last December after an afternoon in the woods deer hunting.
“I was sitting in my deer stand, when a flock of turkeys came by, feeding up the edge of a cornfield,” said Tanner, who gained recognition in his home state when he started making calls out of ancient cypress that had been aged at 46,000 years. “I listed to them communicating, and they were making little quiet, soft purrs. I got to thinking, ‘I can reproduce that sound.’”
A couple of months of tinkering resulted in the Purring Block, a two-sided call – a slate trough on one side and a circle of bead-blasted glass on the other – made just for those instances when a hunter needs a soft purr or cluck to make a gobbler commit to those last few yards that might prove to be his undoing.
|Late-season lingo — Learn how to fool wary turkeys
1065 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Veteran turkey hunter Randy Stafford remembers well one late-season hunt for a very wizened longbeard.
“This old gobbler would not roost in the same place two days in a row,” the 65-year-old president of the Louisiana Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation said. “On the morning after the first hunt for that bird, we heard him gobbling far away from us.”
Stafford and his hunting partner saw the bird in a field with two other gobblers later in the afternoon.
873 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
The Shake-N-Jake is the first ever full body, full motion turkey decoy. MOJO has teamed up with world champion turkey caller Preston Pittman to develop this realistic looking decoy that not only attracts game, but diverts attention away from the hunter. The Shake-N-Jake raises its tail and fans it while simultaneously turning its body, just like a real gobbler. Its remote control will work up to 150 feet away and the 2 foot steel-mounting stake stores easily inside the decoy.
|Turkey Hunting Tips from Richard Wagley
1397 Views - Posted: March 21 at 6:00 pm
Join Richard Wagley, 5 time Louisiana State Turkey calling Champion as he talks about what you need for your Turkey hunt.
|2013 turkey season outlook a mixed bag, biologist says
3934 Views - Posted: March 11 at 6:30 am
If you were trying to find Jimmy Stafford in early February, chances are you’d have to call his cell phone and keep your fingers crossed.
That’s because the signal the Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries biologist was receiving from the center of the Kisatchie National Forest in the north-central part of the state left something to be desired.
But in between stops to check on bait sites where he was trapping turkey, Stafford took some time to talk about what he expected of the upcoming turkey season.
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