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OUTDOOR CHANNEL.COM From the Archives – If you’re a newbie to the sport of spring turkey hunting or maybe you lost your hunting lease, once the second month of the new year rolls around – no later than March – it’s time to get busy in the search for a spot to chase long-bearded gobblers. One way is to scour the Internet, looking for federal and state properties where spring turkey hunting is possible. Another way of discovering a…[FULL ARTICLE]
EMPTY-CASES.COM From the Archives – Turkey hunting is stupid. I know, some of you have already picked up rocks to throw my way; you may have even loaded your Mossberg 500 with three-inch magnums and jumped in your truck to drive to West Virginia. But wait; let me explain. You get up before the crow has taken his morning leak. Then, you drive for miles out into the country. Just as the sun is starting to pink-up the morning sky, you…[FULL ARTICLE]
Weekend, March 24-25 — I’ve already confessed to not being a turkey hunter. If you’re one of the few who missed the memo, let’s just say that my initial foray into turkey hunting came – and quickly went – when I shot a turkey with an arrow… which passed through the bird and killed a second turkey, as well. I get it; not much of a challenge. But that’s because where I live there are too many turkeys, so many in fact that they often cause traffic problems. I suppose if I lived in a populated area, like, with traffic lights and something besides the two stop signs that we’re used to ignoring I’d see less road turkeys.
Worse, I took some pains a few years back to plant something called Snow On The Mountain (SOTM). I know that sounds like hyperbole, especially to the few skiers in the area that enjoy winter sports. But the “snow” I’m talking about is a ground cover I picked up years ago at a nursery while obtaining some flower pots and fertilizer. The SOTM was used to landscape an area underneath a bird feeder in the yard. Lots of song birds use the feeder, with different species arriving with the changing seasons. Turkeys, it turns out, found the yard to be a sort of winter haven so they’ve staked out a spot beneath the feeders where they scratch the ground to get to the seeds that the birds kick out of the feeders. So much for the now defunct landscaping. What remains is nothing but dirt and, in Spring snowmelt, mud.
While the big birds inhabit the area year ‘round, they are most prolific during winter. Not long after the hens hatch their eggs and thus add to the population of turkeys every Spring, it’s common to find the burgeoning population of turkeys stopping traffic. Area residents are loathe to run over the birds (I’m convinced it’s because of an aversion to turkey poop all over the pickup grill) that we all stop – or at least slow down – to allow the birds to stroll from one side of the road to the other.
That’s how it is where we live. But we understand that most turkey hunters live where turkeys don’t cause traffic problems. That’s not our part of Wyoming but someplace else where you’ll find them where there’s less snow such as at:
Turkey Calling Tips are perhaps a dime a dozen. Many turkey calling gurus have all sorts of theories on how to call turkeys and that's what makes turkey calling and turkey hunting so much fun - there's a ton of approaches you can take when turkey calling.
Hunting turkeys with decoys is a combination art and science, and according to Calling All Turkeys host, Shane Simpson, many hunter's deploy decoy setups that lack the natural look necessary to lead to success.
Turkey hunting and how to call turkeys is important, but too often turkey hunting, or better yet, taking a turkey out of the woods, is determined by what you do in the set up phase.
Turkey hunting and bad weather seemingly don't mix well, but it just isn't true. This turkey hunt shares (2) key truths on how to hunt turkeys when bad weather rolls into your area.
Today on Sportsman Channel, Jason Cruise, the host of Spring Chronicles, comes face to face with The Boss bird, but the close encounter doesn't end so close at all. What was shaping up to be the ultimate turkey hunt comes down to ballistics. Finding the perfect turkey hunting weapon is not easy. Many turkey hunters today simply do not pattern their gun. Turkey hunting and conservation at large benefits when a turkey hunter disciplines himself to know the full capability of his turkey shotgun. You're about to see why.
Watch this short segment of Spring Chronicles and you'll see a tactic that, if you can ever make yourself do it, then you'll find that it can pay off. Often. It took me years to try it. Now, it's my go-to move when a tom hangs up.
Early season turkey hunting can be frustrating. A HUGE tom takes a beating in this turkey hunting video as Jason Cruise of Mossberg's Rugged American Hunter showcases the best turkey hunting tip of all: patience.
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USA TODAY March 23, 2018 – They’re young, fierce and — at least for the moment — the most prominent voices in…
FOX NEWS March 23, 2018 – The ideological gap between the leaders of America’s most powerful corporations and the Democratic Party is minimal. The Left is colluding with big companies to roll back the Second Amendment. On YouTube, Google has banned the posting of…
Sponsored – NSSF.ORG March 23, 2018 – President Donald Trump signed into law a $1.3 trillion spending package today after the Congress passed the legislation this week. Several NSSF priorities were included in the legislation to keep the government funded and running, including Sen….
THE DAILY SIGNAL.COM March 23, 2018 – Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv, 16, spoke with The Daily Signal’s Rachel del Guidice about the media blackout of his conservative views in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, shooting. Kashuv appeared at the…
BLOOMBERG LP.COM March 22, 1018 – Citigroup Inc. plans to prohibit retailers that are customers of the bank from offering bump stocks or selling guns to people who haven’t passed a background check or are younger than 21. The bank is imposing the restrictions on…
USA TODAY March 22, 2018 – The Million Mom March, which brought about 750,000 people to the National Mall on Mothers’ Day 2000, was the biggest gun control rally in history. On stage, Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed it “the birth of a movement.’’ In the…
THE FEDERALIST.COM March 23, 2018 – Today we see heavy media coverage of students being used as political pawns, marching in lockstep for an undebated opinion. Tomorrow we can expect them to be used as fodder to promote any idea blessed by media, Hollywood, and academic…
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR March 22, 2018 – Michelle Carlson is warm and sweet – and good with a gun. A Glock 17, to be precise. It fits nicely in her long fingers. It also happens to be the preferred choice of law enforcement officers….
BOB ROGERS | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — When it comes to guns, the gun controllers now own the media. Anxious to stem losses in ad revenue from their print products, the media has turned to rallying for more gun control following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by one of their students in mid-February. Joining the rallying cry for another gun ban is likely to have even greater political consequences in the 2020 national elections.
With the somewhat unexpected rise to the presidency of Donald Trump, pro-gun advocates settled in and halted their binge buying of guns that began during the Obama Administration. Fear that the Democrats of that day would try to take away their guns, the gun rights crowd launched the greatest sales movement ever seen. One result was what the anti-gun media labeled the Trump Slump, as gun sales slowed to a crawl following the gun safety net election of Donald Trump. [read more]
JIM MATTHEWS | Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — While it is far from being on the ballot, and even further from gaining voter approval in the California coastal burg of Huntington Beach, a measure has been submitted that would ban all semi-automatic firearms within that Golden State city. It’s just another paving stone on the left’s march to a gun-free world.
The measure’s proponents will have to submit 11,500 valid resident’s signatures by June 2 to qualify the measure for the ballot, according to the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA).
The proposed ballot measure would “ban the possession and sale of semi-automatic and automatic guns and rifles in the City of Huntington Beach.” The new law, if passed by voters, would become effective Jan. 1, 2019, and after a three-moth probation period, it would become a “felony to own, sell, or possess any and all semi-automatic and automatic guns and rifles within the border of the City of Huntington Beach.” [read more]
SHELBY MURDOC |Wednesday, March 15, 2018 — Weapon of war. High-powered assault rifle. Fully automatic. Shoulder thing that goes up.
We’ve all heard a lot of firearms jargon in the gun control discussion over the years. Some of it has even made sense.
Since this latest media meltdown, though, things have really gone over the top. I’m not talking about “clip” vs. “magazine” debates. I’m not talking about what is and is not a “scout rifle” or where the line between “assault rifle” and “battle rifle” technically is drawn. I’m talking about meaningful terms that are important—with crucial ramifications—in the national conversation about the right to keep and bear arms. [read more]
STEVE COMUS | Thursday, March 1, 2018 — Sometimes the easiest way to figure out something is to stand on its head. That’s right. Do the old flip-flop. Look at it from the opposite direction. Transposal may be a way to term it.
That’s what it takes to begin to fathom the gun debate of late. That debate is riddled with opposites that layer riddles atop conundrums. For instance, most mass shootings occur in “gun-free zones.” How can there be shootings where there are no guns?
The common denominators in mass shootings are “masses” of people who are mowed down by shots. That scenario requires that a lot of defenseless people be at the mercy of someone bad. “Someone bad” is the problem. The gun is the tool and there is no logical reason for people to be defenseless. [read more]