Turkey Hunting

Clint Gray, of Zachary, shows off the six-bearded gobbler he shot Sunday morning, April 29, in West Feliciana Parish. Once certified by the National Wild Turkey Federation, it will become the No. 2 all-time atypical gobbler in Louisiana's record books.

Potential No. 2-ranked atypical Louisiana turkey downed in West Feliciana Parish

Big gobbler featured six beards and 1-inch spurs, scored 127.375
May 04 at 1:36pm
Game cameras are great for locating big gobblers. Just remember to maintain a distance of 200 or more yards from any active deer feeders when hunting a long beard.

Have a safe turkey season

Validate your tags, and take precautions in the woods
April 24 at 9:00am
Turkey hunting is about defying nature, Saale said. When a tom gobbles, it’s calling hens in. So, at times, it can take several tries to lure in a gobbler.

Tools of the Trade

April 15 at 7:00am
If you want the sound of your calls to carry far in the woods, try a box call. They’re raspy and are some of the most realistic-sounding calls available.

Sounds of the season

April 15 at 7:00am
The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries cited 14 hunters statewide during the opening weekend of turkey season in the state, many for allegedly hunting over a baited area.

14 cited for alleged turkey hunting violations

Many ticketed for hunting over a baited area, LDWF says
April 12 at 5:10pm

Capt. Paul’s fishing edge for Pearl River WMA

Turkey hunters: Waypoints aren’t just for fishing
April 08 at 9:00am
In addition to having the right calls, it’s important to be fully concealed with camouflage. Sitting at the base of a tree provides a comfortable ambush spot while you lure in a turkey.

Turkey talk

Sure, there are plenty of ways to call in a gobbler — but these proven tactics to kill will help you seal the deal.
April 01 at 7:00am
One of your old turkey calls that’s been collecting dust for years might just be the ticket for you to hook up with a gobbler this season.

Calling old calls! There might be a gobbler waiting for you

Don’t throw out those old wingbones, boxes and slates. With a little TLC, you might have something in your turkey vest that will goad a gobbler into making a fatal mistake.
April 01 at 7:00am
Big Lake’s Breaker Box

Big Lake’s Breaker Box

April 01 at 7:00am
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Shot placement

March 15 at 8:00am
The author’s turkey blind survived the snow, but won’t see hunting action this month because of the new later turkey season opening.

No turkey hunting in March

And post-freeze, how’s your deer habitat doing?
March 12 at 9:00am
Harvesting a turkey with a bow takes patience, practice and a bit of luck. Between a tom’s small kill zone and getting one within bow range, it can prove to be tough.

Stick it to a tom

Turkey hunting is tough enough with a shotgun, but if you really want to increase the challenge, break out the sticks and string. Here’s what you need to know to bowhunt gobblers.
March 01 at 7:00am
John Carl Thompson of Hammond with a gobbler killed near the Tangipahoa River in March. It had a 10 7/8-inch beard,  and 1 1/4-inch spurs. He shot it with a 12 gauge Mossberg Ulti-Mag—a 3.5” Magnum with Winchester Long Beard XR shells with #5 shot.

Tuning up for turkeys

Your shotgun, choke, sights and ammo all play a big part in your success — or lack thereof — out in the woods. Try these tips to tweak your gobbler gun, and you’ll be talkin’ turkey this spring.
March 01 at 7:00am