For turkey hunters, it is all the motivation we need to get ready for the season. Most of us have been planning spring hunts since last year. However, if you find that you are now ready to make plans to travel for wild turkeys this spring, the following state-by-state guide will help you put your plans into motion.
I first started hunting around the age of 16 with a bow. Hunting was all that was on my mind year-round. One thing I always wanted to do was turkey hunt. Opportunity seemed to never present itself. Still, the thrill of turkey hunting remained on my bucket list.
Many days, soft calling works well. Others, aggressive yelping might be the ticket. And often, the best approach might change midstream. Learn how to gauge a turkey’s reactions to calling and adjust appropriately.
While many people know of the word “conservation” and associate it with “reduce, reuse, recycle” and other greener earth campaigns, the majority fail to understand what conservation really means and how it’s tied to hunting.
What’s a better way to close out the spring turkey season than to fill your turkey tags? While some might say there is no better way, many dedicated conservationists will more than likely tell you putting a new hunter on their first bird is the pinnacle of a successful turkey season.
Bobby Armstrong is a volunteer Save the Hunt Coordinator in Oklahoma. Last fall, he participated in the NWTF Facebook Live “Mentor Mondays” series on the importance of mentoring. Here, Armstrong gives advice for chapters/volunteers looking to engage more mentors for their events.
Pursuing gobblers with archery tackle is challenging. Doing so without a blind increases the difficulty exponentially. After completing a bowhunting Grand Slam in 2019, the author shares how he found success in the spring woods without using a pop-up hide.
As an adult-onset hunter who has only been hunting for a few years, I was afraid I did not have enough knowledge yet to pass along to a new hunter as a mentor. Then one of my adult daughters asked me to take her hunting.
NWTF Convention and Sport Show attendees were enthralled when they learned that Will Primos, Jimmy Primos, Troy Ruiz and the rest of Outdoor Channel’s beloved “The Truth About Hunting” cast were giving a seminar about how to bag more gobblers this spring; although, what the gang of hunter-slash-comedians really provided was a seminar with video evidence of what not to do.
“Be the mentor you needed when you first started hunting,” said Cristina McGannon Jones of Oxford, New Jersey. Cristina presented tips and advice for making the most out of a mentored hunt at NWTF’s Annual Convention and Sport Show during its National Leadership Conference.
During the 43rd annual NWTF Convention and Sport Show, NWTF spokesperson and long-time hunter Brenda Valentine gave a talk titled “Why We Hunt.” Valentine listed eight reasons why she engages in the great tradition of hunting to help give the audience a greater confidence in their own justifications for hunting.
For turkey hunters, hearing that first gobble is likely the start to a lifelong obsession, at least it seems to have for our NWTF headquarter staff. Below are the responses from several staff on what interests them most about turkey hunting.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue welcomed NWTF members, partners, friends and family during the NWTF’s Convention Welcome Dinner and again the next morning at the Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt. Breakfast.
Partnerships are key to helping recruit, retain and reactivate hunters. Outdoor, shooting sports and hunting organizations joined together to create a national plan to tackle this mission: R3. During the Conservation Conference at the Annual Convention, industry leaders presented on success stories and best practices learned related to their R3 outreach efforts.