Monday, February 7, 2011

Turkey Hunting Tips from Our Fellow Bloggers!

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Turkey Hunting Tips and Tactics from Our Friends

I've never had the opportunity to go turkey hunting, a situation that I aim to resolve as soon as I get out of this God foresaken piece of Afghan real estate, so I have been researching turkey hunting advice through all of our friend's blogs.

Holly Heyser our intrepid journalist, artist, and blogger the 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.  Don't forget that The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles has a series of Turkey Hunting Posts that are available for you to peruse and study! As new posts start to roll in from this season I'll be updateing this post!

Best Regards,
Albert “Afghanus” Rasch
Albert Rasch In Afghanistan
Member: Shindand Tent Club
Member: Hunting Sportsmen of the United States HSUS (Let 'em sue me.)
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.


Othmar Vohringer said...

Thank you for the link and kind words Albert. I hope you soon get out of Afghanistan and get to hunt turkeys. Be warned though, it is addictive. Ones you get a taste for it it will never let you go again. :)


Bio Bo said...

OV is right about turkey hunting being addicting... I'm happy anymore if they will just talk to me. Bagging a bird is just the seal on the deal... it's the process that is addicting.
I find it amazing that you have never tried it, Albert. I need a Merriam and a Osceola to complete a grand slam. Maybe we could swap out a hunt someday... once you get hooked, that is...