Hunting > Turkeys

For the Good of the Group

For NRA President Jim Porter, it is rewarding to help wield the tremendous influence of our 5-million-plus membership’s united voice as a faithful servant of American hunters and shooters. Stopping to hunt the occasional wild turkey and maybe even earn a grand slam along the way is a bonus.

August 22, 2014

Mississippi Hunter Tags 4-Bearded Gobbler

After pursuing a gobbler he had seen on his trail camera for three weeks, Hunter Hood had no idea exactly what he was getting until he picked up the harvested tom.

May 27, 2014

How Turkey Hunting is Like Dating Men

As a novice turkey hunter, Assistant Online Editor Sarah Smith Barnum takes all the advice she can get—even from a turkey-hunting cab driver in Indianapolis.

April 30, 2014

Tearing Down the Wall: A Daughter's First Hunt

Michael L. Dixon of Elsbury, Mo., is not the first father to think that his son would be his hunting buddy and his daughter, just a daughter. Turns out that's not always the case.

April 29, 2014

Trend Shows Women Prefer Turkey Hunting for First Hunt

Birds of spring spur nationwide surge in female hunters.

April 16, 2014

Member's Hunt: Youth Hunter Tags Rare Gobbler

Michael Stockwell of Akron, Ohio, was hunting spring gobblers with his uncle when he landed a trophy turkey. Read the full story here.

April 15, 2014

Looks Can Be Deceiving: A Texas Rio Hunt

Bagging a turkey in Texas is many things, but a sure thing isn’t one of them—despite what you may have heard.

April 02, 2014

Can You Turkey Hunt With a Home-Defense Gun?

Provided that you choose the right load, your home-defense shotgun is all you need to pursue the king of spring.

April 02, 2014

Momma Knows Best, a Husband and Wife Turkey Hunt

Before the kids came along, Executive Editor Adam Heggenstaller's wife was an avid hunter. He wasn't sure they would ever hunt together again, until she uttered the words, "Think we could hunt turkeys next week?" Find out what happened.

March 31, 2014

A Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunt

Spring turkey season may be the best hunt of all. It’s an active hunt in glorious weather amid blooming flowers and chirping birds … at least it’s supposed to be. Sometimes, the best-laid plans …

March 28, 2014

How to Predict and Hunt Gobbling Peaks

To help you tag a turkey this season, Field Editor Frank Miniter shares some helpful tips on how to predict and hunt gobbling peaks.

March 24, 2014

Thanksgiving in March

Spring turkey season may be the best hunt of all. It’s an active hunt in glorious weather amid blooming flowers and chirping birds … at least it’s supposed to be. Sometimes, the best-laid plans …

March 14, 2014

A Playbook for Public-Land Toms

Ernest Hemingway advised, if you want to write, begin with “one true sentence” and follow it with another. So here’s the truest way to kill a public-land tom.

February 21, 2014

The Guthrie Bird

When his cherished hunting partner unexpectedly passes away, the author realizes the best way to honor him and keep his memory alive is to continue enjoying their most treasured pastime.

January 30, 2014

Testing Winchester's Long Beard XR

American Hunter's Jon Draper put Winchester's new Long Beard XR turkey loads to the test. Check out his results with this video.

November 18, 2013