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A DIY Gould’s Turkey Bowhunt in Old Mexico


Turkey hunting Old Mexico on your own? Are you nuts??

Once we arrived, we dumped our gear and accompanied long-time Mexican outfitter Jorge Camou (right) on a quick scouting mission, in which we roosted several gobblers.

When I started bowhunting turkeys 20-some years ago – and after scads of abject failure –a seasoned gobbler getter gave me some sage advice. “Bob,” he said, “gobblers were put on this earth to be shot in the head with two ounces of No. 6’s.” Many times, Continue reading A DIY Gould’s Turkey Bowhunt in Old Mexico

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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

Young turkey hunters harvest 4,145 birds during youth weekend


Alabama-wild-turkeysAccording to preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), young turkey hunters harvested 4,145 birds during the 2016 spring youth season, April 9-10. Top harvest counties were Callaway and Franklin with 105 birds harvested in each, and Greene with 88 birds harvested. Gasconade, Osage, and Saint Clair each came in next with 84 birds harvested. Young hunters checked 4,441 turkeys during last year’s youth weekend. For more information by county on the turkey harvest for spring youth season, visit MDC online at extra.mdc.mo.gov/widgets/harvest_table/.

Conservation makes Missouri a great place to turkey hunt. For more information on the upcoming regular spring turkey hunting season, April 18 – May 8, get a copy of the Department’s 2016 Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations and Information booklet available where permits are sold or go online to the MDC Hunting section at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/species/turkey.

Youth and adult hunters who harvest their first turkeys can have the accomplishment recognized through a special certificate from MDC, complete with photo. Learn more at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/trophies-certificates/certificates.

Hunters can brag a bit about their harvests by posting pics on the MDC Bragging Board at huntfish.mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/trophies-certificates/hunting-bragging-board.