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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Turkey Hunting Tips and Tactics

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Turkey Hunting Tips and Tactics from Our Friends

I've never been turkey hunting, a situation that I aim to resolve next Fall season, so I have been researching for turkey hunting advice through all of our friend's blogs.

Holly Heyser our our intrepid NorCalCazadora, has an interesting tip from National Wild Turkey Federation Regional Biologist Ryan Mathis. Her article "A Surprising Turkey Hunting Tip from a Pro" is an eye opener!

Othmar Vohringer always has something interesting on his blog Outdoors with Othmar Vohringer. Othmar offers several seminars and a course in turkey hunting back in his neck of the woods in Canada. Now, I should have known this, but I just figured out that OV has a blog dedicated solely to turkey hunting. Aptly named Wild Turkey Fever, Othmar has a multitude of articles, how to tips, and innumerable tricks and techniques to keep you learning and help you outwit Mr. Tom Turkey. There are posts on turkey calls like the HS Strut and Heirloom Calls, along with great advice on load selection in his article Wild Turkey Fever: Which Shot? He's got a ton more in there so check out his archives by using the lists on the right of his main column.

There are great tips at Turkey Scratchings, a blog dedicated to chasing and hunting turkey.

Jesse's Hunting and Outdoors has a very through and complete section on Turkey hunting also. On the very top of the Turkey Hunting page, Jesse has a series of links to many different subject areas relating to the pursuit of Wild Turkeys. Subjects such as Aging Turkeys, Turkey Calls, and Bowhunting Turkey, are just a few of the topics covered in depth. And if that's not enough, each of the topic areas have more links to other information to further your knowledge! "Use what talent you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."

Let's not forget my friend Scott Croner of Nebraska Hunting Outfitters.  He has several posts on his blog covering different aspects of successfully connecting with  a Merriam's Turkey. Check out the FAQ! Scott's got a great record with Merriam's turkeys and I highly recommend him.

That's a good start with plenty of information to help me score a turkey next season.  As new posts start to roll in from this season I'll be updateing this post!


Best Regards,
Albert “Afghanus” Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
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Albert A Rasch
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The Hunt Continues...


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Albert Rasch,HunterThough he spends most of his time writing and keeping the world safe for democracy, Albert was actually a student of biology. Really. But after a stint as a lab tech performing repetitious and mind-numbing processes that a trained capuchin monkey could do better, he never returned to the field. Rather he became a bartender. As he once said, "Hell, I was feeding mice all sorts of concoctions. At the club I did the same thing; except I got paid a lot better, and the rats where bigger." He has followed the science of QDM for many years, and fancies himself an aficionado. If you have any questions, or just want to get more information, reach him via TheRaschOutdoorChronicles(at)MSN(dot)com.






3 comments:

Jesses Hunting And Outdoors said...

Hey Albert,

Please toss in our turkey hunting info pages. Info on bowhunting turkeys, biology, how to make your own wing bone call and much more.

Turkey Hunting Info

Thanks,

Jesse

Albert A Rasch said...

Jesse,

Dang it! I have your links in my link list but I missed it. I'll correct it immediately!

Albert

Othmar Vohringer said...

Thanks for the plug. I am glad you like the information I provide on turkey hunting.

-OV-