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Corn Growers Push for More Ethanol in Fuel

A recent press release came across my desk and got my blood pumping. The Missouri Corn Growers Association released a statement calling for more ethanol in fuels to combat the high cost of gasoline at the pumps. According to the release, “the cost savings from blending competitively priced ethanol are...


Logger Uses Forwarder to Rescue Bear with Head Stuck in Milk Can

This has to be one of the most unique animal recues ever filmed. An unfortunate black bear managed to get its head stuck in an old-fashioned milk can. Unable to free itself, it wondered aimlessly into a Wisconsin cornfield. A report from local news station WEAU said logger Garrett Smith...


The Fowl Life Premiers on Outdoor Channel

As hunters, we all share a common bond. It’s been said time and again: if you don’t hunt, you just don’t understand. The outdoor lifestyle, camaraderie and the obsessive pursuit far outweigh the kill or the trophy. Unfortunately, such core values are often difficult to convey to the non-hunting public,...


Pennsylvania Mountain Turkeys & Mike Tyson

He had all the hens on the hill to himself. He had all that, but an unusually high-pitched gobble. Still, all the other male turkeys on the mountain acted like they feared his upper cut and knockout punch. That’s the reason long spurs exist, after all. Not for our bragging...


Northern Maine Spring Turkey Season Cancelled Due to Winter Kill

I spent this frosty and sunny morning scouting southern Maine turkeys. One early-hatch jake strutter fanned his bumpy tail with two shortbeards looking on. Elsewhere a big flock drifted along a power line – one longbeard slowly following the group. Up the road, two young hens looked lost, likely charting...


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20 Shots from an Extreme Close-Range Turkey Hunt

Realtree's 15-Yard Files is fast becoming one of the most popular web-only hunting shows around. Host Cally Morris, owner of Hazel Creek Taxidermy, specializes in getting critters extremely close, which results in amazing footage. His turkey hunting shows almost make it look easy to shoot a gobbler with a bow...


How to Hunt Turkeys in the Snow

A year ago our Nebraska spring turkey hunting in the snow came down to some basic tactics: find them, make a setup and call (or crawl) to birds out of the wind-driven white stuff. Best thing is the gobblers and hens are out there with you, doing what they do,...


Oklahoma Turkey Hunting Photo Essay


How to Hunt Turkeys in a Tornado

Thing is, I have and maybe you have, too. Extreme weather events seem to dog us spring gobbler hunters, so it’s a factor. By all means, take shelter during tornadoes. If you can’t, and are stuck out there without a way back to camp or home, well sometimes you can...


Extreme Close-Up Alabama Turkey Hunt

Watch as Realtree’s Phillip Culpepper films Perry Ross belly-crawling and fanning a big Alabama gobbler for some close-range turkey hunting action.


D365: Turkey Season Kick Off

Phillip Vanderpool kicks off a new web series called Dominator 365, and the focus of this first episode is spring gobblers. It turns out to be an eventful outing indeed -- and a double proves to be just the beginning. After a classic off-the-roost setup, Vanderpool leaves the blind and...


Guide to the Best Turkey Decoy Setups

Montana Decoy has pulled together tips to help use your turkey decoys more effectively. As the company says: The guide features five proven turkey decoy setups that correlate with specific times of the season. It details what kind of turkey decoys to use, how to set them up, when and...


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