Opening Day Turkey Hunting Tactics Lead

Opening Day Turkey Hunting Tactics

Hunters who don’t map out a plan of action beyond when to wake up risk getting skunked. Here’s insight into the mind of turkeys to help you pick the right spots to set up, and when to move and call to outfox toms from sunup to sundown.

Hunt Out of Your Comfort Zone for Eastern Turkeys

Eastern wild turkeys, found in 38 states, are our most widely distributed subspecies of wild turkeys—and also perhaps the most confounding bird to hunt. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Try these tactics to avoid frustration.

Turkey Hunting: Make a Plan for Merriam’s

The frosty white-tipped tom of the West lures many turkey hunters from other regions. But the bird that roams the Rockies can’t necessarily be hunted the same ways as birds in Eastern forests.

Tips and Tactics for Bowhunting Turkeys

Start your spring early by hitting the turkey woods with a bow.

Fall Turkey Hunting Tactics

By this time of year, toms have regrouped into bachelor bands and hens have gathered with their poults, which means turkeys enjoy the security of large flocks. Here’s how to outfox all those eyes and ears and take home a bird for Thanksgiving.

6 Strategies for Hunting Silent Gobblers

Turkey hunting can be fun and sometimes seem easy when any ol’ tom answers the weakest yelps. When toms clam up—that’s when things get difficult. It’s at times like these a turkey hunter needs at least one of these six tips up his sleeve.

How to Analyze Turkey Season for the Perfect Strategy

Turkey hunters must analyze the ever-changing circumstances of the spring breeding season lest they fail to recognize changing behavior among wild turkeys and strike out. Use these strategies to tackle four typical spring turkey behaviors to bag a turkey dinner.

How to Make a Turkey Food Plot

Food plots aren’t just for deer, which means they certainly aren’t just for fall hunting seasons. You can make them work for you in spring to keep turkeys in your ZIP code if you keep in mind a few factors.

3 Maxims Every Turkey Hunter Can Take to the Bank

Turkey hunters know there's only so much they can count on when it comes to bird behavior. As random as it may seem, the turkey equation can become easier to solve by employing these three tactics.

How to Scout Silent Gobblers

Here’s how thorough scouting can enable you to take gobblers, even if they aren’t gobbling.

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