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There may be no wild bird anywhere in America that isn’t as comfortable in often hot desert country than the Gould’s turkey. Yes, you’ve got your widely distributed Eastern, your Florida Osceola, your Rio Grande that inhabits dry regions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and parts of a few other states, the prolific Merriam’s found mostly in the Rockies and parts of neighboring forested states, and the Ocellated turkey if you happen to live in or spend much time in parts of Mexico or Central America.

The Gould’s turkey is the heavyweight of them all and if you’re lucky enough to be able to hunt theses big birds, you’ll not only have more than enough for a large Thanksgiving family dinner but  have leftovers that’ll run you well into Christmas. They are, after all, the “Gold Standard” of the wild turkey world. Just as our hunting number include those who specialize in big game trophies so, too, are those turkey hunters among us who only dream about trophy turkeys. Trophy turkey’s?  Yep. You might even see one or two in this week’s edition of…

Arizona Gould’s Turkey Hunting 2016, 2:54 min.

Jay Schopfer of Pennsylvania drew a coveted Arizona Gould’s turkey tag. Arizona Guided Hunts turkey Guide Pat Feldt called in this big Gould’s gobbler to 15 yards. The winds blew at 40-50mph for 3 days, which made hunting difficult. It turned into an exciting hunt when the winds finally died down.

IMPULSE 5 – Wyoming Merriam’s Turkey Hunting, 3:30 min.

When turkey season ended in Mississippi, Mossy Oak’s Jake Meyer cures his turkey season blues from the Southeast by hunting Merriam’s in northeast Wyoming.

Florida Osceola Turkey Hunting, 3:50 min.

Our first morning of turkey hunting in 2019 started off with a BANG! Nicole was up to bat and had a long-spurred gobbler coming in within minutes of setting up.

Ocellated Turkey strutting his stuff – Chan Chich Lodge, BELIZE, 2:37 min.

Ocellated Turkey strutting his stuff. Between the beautiful feathers, blue head with orange decoration, crazy dance and exotic gobble this rare bird is a sight to see.

Texas-Rio Grande Turkey 2019, 3:35 min.

On this windy afternoon in north Texas, we set up along an old dirt road intersection near a small pond on this cattle ranch. After a few hours of waiting mixed with some sporadic calling, we had an old gobbler slip in to check things out.

Arizona Gould’s Turkey Hunting Compilation, 2:53 min.

This is a compilation of our Gould’s turkey hunting with turkey guide Pat Feldt of Arizona Guided Hunts.

Thanksgiving Turkey, 1:00 min.

Chances are a turkey will land on your table this week. The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to help you to discover nature and learn about this bird simmered in American tradition.

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