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Branching Out For Timber Turkeys (feature article)

March 2009 Feature Article:

Branching Out For Timber Turkeys

When most of us think of turkey hunting, we picture green fields and forest edges alive with songbirds and new leaves. This, after all, is where we generally set up our ambushes. It's where the classic game is played.

But there are times when turkeys don't want to play the classic game - at least not out in the open. You might encounter them while running and gunning through the woods to get to another field. You might have set up in the timber intentionally to ambush a tom as he passes through when retreating from a field. Regardless of the scenario, the fundamentals of turkey hunting -- the calling, hiding, and shot set up -- remain the same. But in the woods you also need to be aware of a few subtle nuances that can spell the difference between trophy and regret. Read more...

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Branching Out For Timber Turkeys (feature article)

Good stuff in this article - I like it!

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Branching Out For Timber Turkeys (feature article)

The more I think about this article, the more I like it even more. A couple times this spring I heard gobbles, and thinking the bird was a quarter mile away, found him/them to be right under me.

Question: where do these Toms hang during the day when not feeding? I have this sinking feeling they pick a shady knoll where they can see, and when they see something, just slip over the side and away. How many Toms have thus slipped away from me unnoticed? Gulp.

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