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Advice for the First-time Turkey Hunter

Posted by Mia Anstine on Mar 14, 2017 3:33:38 PM

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Turkey hunting seasons are opening all around the country. I’m on various social media outlets, and the other day a follower asked me a question, “What advice would you have for a lady who is a first-time turkey hunter?”

A million thoughts went through my mind as I read the request. My first thoughts included a lot of questions, which would narrow down specifics to her scenario. Then I considered, “How about some advice, not just for the lady who wants to hunt, but for men as well.”

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

6 Things That Can Spoil Your Turkey Hunt

Posted by Mia Anstine on Apr 22, 2015 3:29:00 PM

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I look up through the tree branches to see bulbous bodies silhouetted against the forest scenery. The chilly air bites at my cheeks. Slowly the sky lightens, and the figures begin to take shape. Then hen those figures begin to move. A shiver of excitement runs through my body as I see one puff and fan its tail. I know it’s a gobbler.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Is Turkey Hunting Really That Hard?

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Jun 30, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Is-turkey-hard-to-huntWhy do we hunt turkeys? Every spring I go after them, and every spring I seem to find myself using language that would make a sailor blush and vowing to give it up. It’s not as though I’ve never been successful at it, but they rank pretty high as one of the most frustrating birds to hunt.

But it’s the challenge that makes them worth it, isn’t it? If it was easy, it wouldn’t be as much fun. The wild turkey is a great symbol of our hunting heritage. If Ben Franklin had had his way, it would be our national bird, supplanting that the bald eagle. Each spring hunters from all over this great land head to the woods in search of a long beard. Some of us are motivated by a strong desire to spend time outside after a long winter. Others are after the thrill of the hunt. Me? I’m out for blood.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Shotgun Tips: Learning From Your Misses

Posted by Derrek Sigler on Jun 11, 2014 9:57:00 AM

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Everyone, even our Olympic champions, miss a shot now and then. Some of us miss more than others. It is easier to miss with a shotgun than you might think. Learning from a miss can teach you a lot about how to take the next shot, and let’s face it; there isn’t any shot more important than the next one.

Mistaking the distance of the target is a prime way to miss. And with waterfowl and upland game, it isn’t the easiest thing in the world to measure because you’re dealing with fast-moving birds. One tactic you can do to work on judgment is to observe birds as much as possible. During a waterfowl hunt, I’ll set up decoys at specific yardages. It gives me a little reassurance that I know how far everything is in relation to where I am. Increasing your confidence reduces that chance that you’ll miss.

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Topics: Hunting, Clay Shooting, Hunting - Turkey

8 Tips to Outsmarting a Gobbler - Some Turkey Hunting Advice

Posted by Mia Anstine on May 12, 2014 12:47:00 PM

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I’ve heard it a million times, and I’m sure you have too. Don’t over-call when you’re turkey hunting. That’s a good tip, but here’s a scenario that leads me to believe at times you need to call according to how the turkeys are responding. 

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Six Ways to Ensure Kids Have Fun Turkey Hunting

Posted by Mia Anstine on Apr 30, 2014 10:38:00 AM

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Turkey hunting is a perfect opportunity to get a novice involved in hunting. There is so much they can learn. Plus, hunting is a form of wildlife research and ultimately wildlife management. As a hunter, a child will learn about wildlife identification, animal habitats, animal migrations and so much more. It creates a connection and responsibility between them and their surroundings. Many hunters become stewards to the Earth.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Nothing Like the first Ones of Spring

Posted by matteo recanatini on Apr 14, 2014 4:14:00 PM

By Nate Hosie - HeadHunters TV

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey

Hunting Wild Turkey for your Holiday Dinner

Posted by Mia Anstine on Dec 17, 2013 8:00:00 AM

turkey-hunting-thumbAutumn is a wonderful time to take your Beretta A400 out turkey hunting. It can also be a great time to reward your family by bringing home a fresh turkey for dinner. If you want to bring home a  wild holiday turkey, you better be prepared.

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Topics: Hunting, Hunting - Turkey