Hunting > Turkeys

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

Winchester Unveils Long Beard XR Turkey Load

Featuring the new-to-the-world Shot-Lok technology, Long Beard XR is capable of producing twice the pellets in a 10" circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads.

September 19, 2013

Wild Turkey for Thanksgiving

Where legal, a fall turkey hunt is the chance to hunt the icon of the fall feast; this is an opportunity to get off a morning bow stand and spend the midday scouting and hunting on your feet.

September 04, 2013

What Do Women Want in a Hunting Guide?

We asked some of the country’s top female hunters to reveal what they like and what they don’t like in a guide, based on their past experiences. See what Melissa Bachman, Tiffany Lakosky, Brenda Valentine and more had to say on the subject.

July 29, 2013

Wild Game is the New Green

Frank Miniter delves into the wild-game health craze to figure out why hipsters and foodies alike are flocking to get their hands on some.

July 26, 2013

What Women Ought to Know About Hunting and Killing

While those who disapprove of hunting are solidly in the minority, research indicates women are more likely to frown on hunting. Here's a look at why that may be the case.

July 09, 2013