Tag Archives: Spring Turkey

Missouri’s Spring Turkey Season Ends With Nearly 35,800 Birds Harvested


Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 34,055 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16 through May 6. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 760 birds checked, Texas with 732, and Laclede with 657. Young turkey hunters harvested 1,729 birds during the 2018 spring youth season, April 7-8, bringing the overall 2018 spring turkey harvest to 35,784. Continue reading Missouri’s Spring Turkey Season Ends With Nearly 35,800 Birds Harvested

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Spring Is In The Air!


Every year when the bluebonnets awake once again to the delight of those who love and adore their beauty, the Indian paintbrush sweeps the countryside with a palette of oranges and black-eyed Susans blanket fields with the most beautiful yellows that dance in waves as the spring winds whisper, “Spring is in the air,” the yearning to be in Texas Hill Country or South Texas on a spring turkey hunt is unquenchable for my husband Rocky and me.  Continue reading Spring Is In The Air!

Mississippi Turkey Hunt


Bill Bynum, right, calls as author readies for a shot.

Editor’s note: SCI is omnipresent in the world and Mississippi is a jewel in the Land of SCI. Recently, SCI launched efforts to broaden that base to include other types of hunting, as well as fishing. Bird hunting is big. This article is Continue reading Mississippi Turkey Hunt

Turkey Time


This was Boddington’s best gobbler from his best-ever turkey season, a nice Eastern tom from his friend Zack Aultman’s place in Georgia. He used a Krieghoff K80 Parcours 12-gauge with Hornady No. 4 turkey loads
This was Boddington’s best gobbler from his best-ever turkey season, a nice Eastern tom from his friend Zack Aultman’s place in Georgia. He used a Krieghoff K80 Parcours 12-gauge with Hornady No. 4 turkey loads

I am the world’s worst turkey hunter. I get a gag reflex when I try to use a diaphragm call, hopeless…but it really wouldn’t matter, because I’m not only deaf but tone deaf, so the strange sounds I make with box calls and slate calls probably sound really weird to a turkey. If that’s not bad enough, I have a really hard time sitting still! However, I keep trying, and it’s important that I keep trying, because turkey hunting is the All-American Springtime Sport, after the whitetail probably the second-most Continue reading Turkey Time