• Turkey Hunting

    Jake Ellis finished off his turkey grand slam last season with this Rio Grande gobbler.

    Father and son grand slam

    March 15 at 8:00am

    2018 turkey season forecast

    East Central, Northeast best; Delta ‘not good at all’
    March 07 at 7:00am
    Calling champion Scott Ellis mentored his son Jake in turkey hunting, and believes once any child shows an interest, he or she can become hooked on the sport with the proper guidance.

    Early kid, early bird - Call in potential turkey hunters while they’re young

    Start youngsters on turkeys when they can understand and enjoy the process of calling in and taking a tom.
    March 01 at 7:00am
    Abbye Hughes, 15, killed this turkey on March 26, 2017, while hunting with her dad in Clarke County. The gobbler had a 10-inch beard and 1 ¼-inch spurs.

    Apply now for WMA turkey hunts

    January 30 at 8:00am
    To preserve a gobbler’s beautiful fan, take these three four steps. First, cut the fan from the turkey’s body. Get a board or piece of stiff cardboard and use your hand to spread out the fan to its full width.

    If you tag a gobbler, fan him out

    Turn a tom’s tail feathers into great trophy, conversation piece
    May 01, 2017 at 6:00am
    Want to up the ante on your turkey hunting? Try chasing gobblers with a bow and arrow.

    How to take turkeys with archery

    April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    If you give up after a morning hunt, it’s likely you’re missing golden opportunities to score a gobbler.

    Don’t give up on afternoon turkeys

    Gobblers more likely to respond later in the day, hunting pro says
    April 12, 2017 at 6:00am
    Walter Mitchell of Calhoun County has killed his share of gobblers, including the best ever taken in Calhoun County and the 18th best in the state, and he does it “old school.

    Going old school

    You can try to reinvent the wheel to kill birds, or just stick with these tried-and-true techniques to tag a wily gobbler.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Jeff Davis now hunts gobblers on the same hunting grounds as his mentor, the Old Pro Turkey Hunter Gene Nunnery, hunted.

    In the footsteps of a giant — Expert turkey hunting tips

    This Topton hunter learned turkey hunting’s ins and outs from a legend of the sport, and now he’s passing that knowledge to the next generation.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Fooling wiley turkeys means you have to have as many tools as possible.

    5 calls for turkey hunters

    Don’t go in the woods without these tools
    March 20, 2017 at 6:00am
    Every gobbler a hunter takes is a memory, and preserving and displaying the beards is a great way to revisit those memories.

    7 steps to display beards from gobblers

    March 16, 2017 at 6:00am
    Mississippi hunters harvested just over 22,000 birds last spring.

    Pilot turkey harvest report program

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am