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Memories of a turkey hunter

Memoirs of a Turkey Hunter

Memoirs of a Turkey Hunter Every year I try to make a point to go turkey hunting. Since taking my first bird 6 years ago or so, I have been addicted! Four years ago I called my own birds in, two toms, and took the largest of them. Ever since, I’ve been calling on my […]

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Field Test - Browning Silver

Field Test Browning Silver

Field Test Browning Silver by J. Wayne Fears The sneak preview of new turkey guns is always an exciting time at my office. This past spring gobbler season I had the privilege of joining well known turkey hunter Preston Pittman for a hunt at Circle M Plantation near Macon, Mississippi. Circle M Plantation, known for […]

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Hunting Sights and Scopes For Turkey Shotguns

Hunting Sights and Scopes For Turkey Shotguns 4/6 In A Series

Shotguns come with factory sights. Jim Martin and Dr. Warren Strickland discuss hunting sights and scopes for turkey shotguns. In getting his turkey hunting shotgun ready for season Warren performs an extreme process to ready his turkey shotgun. He claims this process has helped him score a double Grand Slam in each of the two […]

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How to Gobble Like A Turkey Training Video

How to Gobble Like A Turkey Training Video

A seasoned turkey hunter needs to know when and how to gobble like a turkey. In this training video Jim Martin shares two techniques to help you close the deal on that stubborn Tom. Jim Martin and I have been hunting turkeys together since the 80’s when his father took us each spring to Hit […]

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Bradley Custom Calls Bring the Heat to Turkey Calling Box Call

Bradley Custom Calls Bring the Heat to Turkey Calling!

The differences between mass produced and custom built calls are sound-quality-value. Bradley Custom Calls Bring the Heat to Turkey Calling. Few things are better than spending a few spring days tucked into the turkey woods with a bow, crossbow or shotgun. The resonating tumbling gobble of wise toms in every direction mean that whether you […]

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Early Season Calling Tactics for Turkeys

Early Season Calling Tactics for Turkeys

This article on early season calling tactics for turkeys was written and contributed to Global Outfitters by Eric Janzer This article will describe tactics for early season birds that have worked for me. This is when they may still be bunched up in their wintering flocks or just beginning to break up into smaller breeding […]

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New Loads That Make a 20-Gauge Almost a 12-Gauge

New Loads That Make a 20-Gauge Almost a 12-Gauge

Turkey Hunters find new loads that make a 20-gauge almost like a 12-gauge by J. Wayne Fears My, how spring gobbler hunting is changing! The latest generation of shotshells are making a big difference in downrange performance. I was on a spring gobbler hunt with the management team of Benelli. We were filming hunts for […]

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How to Improve Turkey Population Creating Openings

How to Improve Turkey Population Creating Openings – Video

How to Improve Turkey Population Creating Openings by J. Wayne Fears Outdoor Hall of Fame member J. Wayne Fears discusses how to improve your wild turkey population through habitat management by simply creating opening on 10% of your hunting property. You will find that hens build their nests around opening. This gives them the ability […]

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Shooting a Pattern For A Turkey Hunting Shotgun

Shooting a Pattern For A Turkey Hunting Shotgun Video

Turkey Gun Modifications – Shooting a Pattern For A Turkey Hunting Shotgun  – 5/6 Videos In the 5th video in a series of patterning a turkey shotgun Dr. Strickland and Jim Martin are ready to pull the trigger shooting a pattern for a turkey hunting shotgun. When setting up your turkey shotgun you should first […]

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Several years ago, I was turkey hunting with a great friend of mine and ended up pulling no less than five ticks off of me in one afternoon fortunately, none had bitten me at that point. Later that evening I found number six my buddy pulled him off while uttering words that are now seared into my memory banks, "Don't worry, he wasn't eating, he was just latched on." So, I didn't worry...bad idea Deer Tick Photo courtesy of Field and Stream.com Two week later, at the close of the average two-week incubation period, I began falling asleep on the couch. I was so fatigued that I would doze off mid-conversation with my wife. Of course, I'm a guy so I've done that a time or two however, according to my wife this time it seemed just odd enough to catch her attention. Consecutive afternoons found me walking through the house, leaving a trail of clothing behind me as I headed to bed - for those who know me, early to bed is not part of my genetic makeup. After a few days of this my wife came into the bedroom to ask me if I was okay. I had not climbed into the bed yet so she readily noticed I was literally covered in a terrible rash. As wives generally are, she was much more concerned about it than I was thank God for her She forced me to see a doctor and made me promise I would bring up the tick bite. After much looking, prodding, reading, and waiting, the doctor concluded that I had undoubtedly contracted the infamous Lyme disease, a disease that, left untreated, can kill a poor fella Oops Have I told you how lucky I am to be married to the greatest, most observant woman in the world? (I hope she's reading this). Long story short - because we caught it quickly, a short two-week round of antibiotics completely cured me. Well, years later (just a few days ago - Father's Day to be exact) I headed out to the special spot I like to call my Honey Hole for an afternoon of bowhunting in triple-digit heat. My buddy and I hoped to bag a double so although my hunting ended with the harvest of a great looking sow, we stayed in the tree for several more hours. At the close of the evening we climbed down and followed an excessive blood trail into one of the ugliest briar and vine-infested thickets you could imagine. It was a great shot, a heart shot She hadn't gone more than 50 yards, but it was the toughest 50-yard drag I've ever experienced between the heat and dragging the sow through that nasty ol' thicket, I just knew I was borderline asphyxiation or cardiac arrest, one or the other I finally reached the edge of the open field then left her to get the truck. It was dark and we were tired. We took a couple rushed pictures there in the field then loaded her into the bed of the truck. We arrived at my home and quickly strung her up on a hoist and took a short and much needed break. During the break my friend noticed a tick crawling up the front of his shirt. Alarmed, we checked OURSELVES for ticks. I was the lucky ones no ticks found, thank God. My bout with Lyme disease left me just a tad sensitive when it comes to ticks. The next afternoon, during a meeting, I was pulling at the whiskers on my rugged goatee when I felt a bump. Oh for crying out loud It was a tick! I checked high, low and everywhere in between the one place I hadn't checked was my face! I mean, who gets a tick on their face? Me! This time I rationalized the situation. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), in 2008 there were 105 confirmed cases of Lyme disease in Texas it's rare. Understanding that, it's conceivable that if I've contracted the disease again, I should also by a lottery ticket. Of course, the purpose of my story, albeit amusing to most of you, is that you cannot take ticks lightly They are here and if you spend time outside you've got to check for them Here's a tip for safe tick removal: Pull the tick body away from your skin as much as possible so that it only attached at the head and so that you can get your "fingers" around it. Douse a cotton ball (or pad) in rubbing alcohol and wrap the cotton ball around the tick, smothering it. Hold the cotton ball there for approximately 10 minutes. This asphyxiates the tick. Remove the lifeless tick by slowly and steadily pulling with tweezers. When it is detached, ensure the head is still attached to the tick's body. Note: It still takes a little bit of pressure/pulling to remove the tick using this method, take it slowly. Hunt hard, hunt often and stay safe.

Just a Little Tick Talk

Turkey Hunters and Campers should have a little tick talk Several years ago, I was turkey hunting with a great friend of mine and ended up pulling no less than five ticks off of me in one afternoon fortunately, none had bitten me at that point. Later that evening I found number six my buddy […]

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Mossberg 935 Turkey Shotgun

The Best Shotgun For Turkey Hunting – Video Review

As turkey season approaches some of you are trying to figure out the best shotgun for turkey hunting. In my opinion this was done by an expert panel we assembled to define the ultimate turkey hunting setup. Our team of experts did research at the Shot Show, Archery Trade Association (ATA) Show and NWTF show […]

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Learn to make the cust of a turkey on a box call

Learn to Make The Cut of a Turkey on a Slate Call – Video

First In a Series: Learn To Make The Cut of a Turkey On A Slate Call or Pot Call This is a great video to watch if you want to make the cut of a turkey on a slate call or slate call. Jim Martin of Global Outfitters Outdoor University and Bass Pro Shops 1 […]

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Early Season Turkey Scouting Tips

Spring Turkey Scouting Tactics From An Expert – Video

Spring Turkey Scouting Tactics From An Expert: Tips From Harlan Star of Chattokee Lodge Wanting to put together some videos on spring turkey scouting tactics, I paid a visit to one of Alabama’s top Outfitters, Harlan Starr of Chattokee Lodge. Rick Flippen and I were there to film a number of gundog training tips for […]

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Dr. Warren Strickland - Turkey Shotugun Modifications - Mossberg 935

Turkey Gun Modifications To The Mossberg 935

Dr. Warren Strickland & Jim Martin: Turkey Gun Modifications to the Mossberg 935 Warren explains the turkey gun modifications made to the Mossberg 935, as he and Jim pattern their guns for the upcoming turkey season. Averaging double “Grand Slams” over past years qualifies Dr. Warren Strickland as a knowledgeable resource when setting up shotgun […]

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