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Scouting Early Equals Opening Day Success (feature article)

March 2008 Feature Article:

Turkey Hunting: Scouting Early Equals Opening Day Success

Very few hunting sports have grown as quickly as turkey hunting has in the last few decades. When I started turkey hunting, tagging a longbeard wasn't as difficult as it is today. Toms used to come running every time I let loose on my favorite box call. If I made a mistake or two on a tom, most of the time he could be called right back into shotgun range. Gaining permission to hunt was a piece of cake. Most farmers didn't hunt turkeys and really did not care if hunters shot them or not. Gone are the days when harvesting a tom was as simple as stepping off the back porch. Read more...

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