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
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!
Long agonizing minutes passed as the golden sunlight reflected from the gobbler. Its bronze and black feathers outlined its long thick beard. I had watched the bird for more than a half hour cautiously cross the open field. Anticipation and excitement mounted with every step the gobbler took. I tried disparately to control myself as the bird grew closer. Then suddenly with only a few steps, the gobbler shattered my dream. It turned and reversed its direction. Continue reading Detailing For Hunter Shy Toms
Hunters liked what they experienced while pursuing wild turkeys in Nebraska last spring according to an annual survey by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. Almost all respondents — more than 96 percent — of the 2017 turkey hunter survey said they would hunt Nebraska again based on their experiences. Continue reading Nebraska Spring Turkey Hunters Report High Satisfaction, Success