I haven't been hunting them, however when I get out for deer and bear scouting I bring along either the shotgun or rifle and usually do a little calling, but thats about it! Can't wait for spring to roll around!
hmmmmm ... went out deer hunting today (Idaho) ... saw two bunches of turkey. The hens were making their beautiful racket. Our fall locally limited season opens in about four days. With deer tags filled - my turkey tag from spring is still burning a hole in my pocket - may have to remedy that.
In my area in VA, we can take 2 turkeys in the fall. I took my 1st. turkey ever while deer hunting in my stand, & then my 2nd. the next day! 2 hens
going for the gobbler this spring!
Got one in the freezer & the other I gave away to a person in need.
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...