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New Yamaha Four-Passenger Wolverine X4™ Side-by-Side

Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, introduced the new four-passenger Wolverine X4™ Side-by-Side (SxS) vehicle last week. Cool thing is it's available in Realtree Xtra camouflage, with overfenders and cast aluminum wheels (MSRP $16,899). ​Check out the view of this new Yamaha unit in our click-through gallery.


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Photo Gallery: Weird Looking Turkeys and Odd Bird Behavior

If you chase wild turkeys long enough with a camera, there will be images that can only be categorized as weird oddities, maladies and/or misfits. The following collection illustrates some of the more unique feathered characters I’ve been blessed to encounter.


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Turkey Hunting in Kansas

As do most hunters, I dream of hunting foreign lands and horizons unknown. Going places I’ve never been and hunting groups of birds I’ve never hunted is something I dream of on those cool spring nights. Not only that, but sharing hunting camp with old friends and new is what...


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Scenes from Turkey Hunting Camp

Each spring I look forward to getting to our farm in eastern Kentucky and chasing the turkeys that have been teasing me for months, and enjoying good times with friends who drop in: some for a meal; others for a couple days of hunting. Each year is different, but each...


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DIY Project: How to Make Turkey Beard and Spur Ropes

It’s the gobble that pulls us out there, but it’s the adrenaline rush that keeps us there. And it’s the sight of that magnificent bird, just before we set him to flopping, that makes the whole thing worthwhile. But after it’s all over with, we have things left over. What...


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DIY Turkey Calls: Build Pots and Pegs with Kids

As we wandered the crowded aisles of the NWTF Convention in Nashville earlier this year, all three of my kids homed in on one booth in particular. It belonged to Brookside Game Calls and it was adorned with all manner of call-making supplies. As the kids ogled the pot blanks...


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5 Tactics for Hunting Turkeys in Hot Weather

It’s May. It’s hot in May. People chase turkeys in May. Therefore, turkey hunting in hot weather is common this time of year. And this isn’t just restricted to those who hunt in May. Florida in March can be flat-out brutal. Georgia in April can produce a sizzler, too. Regardless...


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The 20 Best Photos You'll Ever See of the Wild Turkey Breeding Season

Action is nonstop in the turkey woods from late winter through early summer. Gobbler and hen flocks converge to settle their respective pecking orders, defend territories, court, breed, nest and just be turkeys. Learn every phase of the wild turkey’s spring breeding season on your hunting grounds. Use good ol’...


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Hear More Gobbles While Turkey Hunting

The gobble of the wild turkey is one of the most unique sounds in nature. To the experienced turkey hunter, there is no other sound like it. To the novice, it can be hard to discern, especially at a distance. Even harder to detect are the more subtle sounds made...


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14 Shots from an Ocellated Turkey Hunt

Want to kill a World Slam on turkeys ? You'll need to travel to the Yucatán Peninsula . Just want to kick off your season way down South? Check out these ocellated turkey hunting photos to see what a trip to the land of the Maya has to offer. Trust...


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14 Memorable Photos of a Wild Turkey Named Lover Boy

As turkey hunters, we’re known for nicknaming gobblers, especially the Houdini-like, nearly unkillable ones that taunt hunting skills and haunt dreams. From late-February through mid-May, I enter the wild turkey’s world regularly. Patience, a thick bun cushion and the good Lord have rewarded me with opportunities to capture several nameworthy...


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17 Cool Photos for Advanced Wild Turkey Gobbler Identification

High-quality optics, effective camo, woodsmanship skills and calling play a big role in tagging a boss gobbler. Scouting helps hunters identify individual birds by a unique gobble, body size, and/or beard and spur length. The digital camera age, (think cell-phone cameras), and high-resolution trail cameras, have enabled the turkey hunting...


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5 Choke Tubes for Turkey Hunting

Choke tubes are designed to constrict the shot pellets as they leave the shotgun's muzzle. Extended turkey choke tubes tend to be more constrictive than most standard full chokes. Some turkey chokes are ported to also help tame the shotgun's recoil. For best results, always use turkey loads when possible,...


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How to Get Your Turkey Hunting Grand Slam on Public Land

Have you ever thought of taking your turkey hunting Grand Slam on public land? I think it was my late friend Dwain Bland who first came up with turkey hunting’s Grand Slam concept of the 3/4 Slam. Dwain claimed the distinction, anyway, in his marvelous book Turkey Hunter’s Digest ,...


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7 Tips for Turkey Hunting with Kids

The bulk of my time in the turkey woods these days is spent in the company of one or more of my kids. I still enjoy time alone in the woods, but sharing a love for the outdoors with them is a lot more fun. Trouble is, in today’s fast-paced...


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Photo Gallery: See How Feral Pigs Are Raiding Wild Turkey Nests

These four-legged demolition teams are literally taking over, damaging nesting and brooding habitat and competing for food sources. Feral hogs are not welcome on the Randle Farm. Since 2010, our Alabama county’s been a hotspot in their range expansion. We’re in an all-out war with pigs to salvage the habitat...


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How to Hunt Pressured Turkeys

Few game animals are tougher than a wild turkey that’s been pressured . They can give even the most seasoned longbeard killers fits. It’s just how things are. But one thing is for sure: Pressured turkeys are still killable turkeys. You just have to adapt your tactical approach to fit...


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Montana Turkey Hunting

My 2016 Montana spring turkey season has been blessed. Even though I still have a few tags left to punch, it has been my most productive season yet. As a freelance photographer, my next paycheck rides on my ability to get the shots. Turkeys have always been one of my...


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7 Setups for Public Land Turkeys

Public land. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with it. We love it because of the access to hunting it provides us. We hate it because the game we chase on it is generally much smarter than their private-land counterparts. Try these seven unique setups on your next public...


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How to Hunt Big-Timber Turkeys

Big timber. It isn't like hunting open-country turkeys . It can be a real pain to chase turkeys in. When all you have is acre after acre of standing timber and forest floor to work with, things can get difficult. But there are things turkey hunters can do in order...


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