• Turkey Hunting

    Trey and Kinsman (left) shared a great hunt, shooting these longbeards from the same blind.

    We’ve come a long way

    Turkey hunting then and now
    May 18, 2015 at 9:00am
    Jenifer Flanagan, fishing manager at Bass Pro Shops in Pearl, displays a trophy limbhanger gobbler killed near north of Meridian on April 18. The bird had a thick 10 1/2-inch paintbrush beard, 1 1/4 inch sharp curved spurs and weighed 19.5 pounds.

    Hunter gets her limb-hanger

    Lauderdale produces trophy tom for BPS fishing manager
    April 30, 2015 at 2:20pm
    Landen Prestage, 9, of Lena killed his first gobbler of the 2015 season on March 31, while hunting with his grandfather, Glen Prestage. The beard measured 9 inches and the spurs measured one inch.

    Don’t give up on gobblers

    The last two weeks have toms looking for more loving
    April 22, 2015 at 10:30am
    If you want to kill a turkey, the key could be toning back your calling.

    Call less, kill more gobblers

    Veteran turkey killer says calling too much is a huge mistake
    April 21, 2015 at 6:00am
    Getting that old tom to move that crucial 10 yards closer is a challenge.

    What you need to kill a turkey

    Make sure you check these items off before heading to the woods
    April 18, 2015 at 6:00am
    Austin Gill, 15, of Vancleave, and his uncle Rusty Gill pose with the youngster's first gobbler, killed with his two uncles. Matt Gill did the calling and set the photo.

    Uncles help youngster get first gobbler

    Pascagoula River bottoms produce 15-year-old’s trophy tom
    April 16, 2015 at 4:20pm
    Break down a turkey caller’s vest and you will likely find an assortment of calls from boxes, to pots to diaphragm mouth calls.

    Meek: Keep your box “fine tuned”

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Gobbler chasing can often put hunters in dangerous situations. Where you sit, what you wear and how you react to any sound is important.

    Gobble call: Proceed with caution

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Devin Rice of Wesson (left) called up a trio of gobblers that he and friends Kenny McLaughlin of Vicksburg (center) and Aaron Weatherford of Fairhope, Ala., killed simultaneously on private property in Central Mississippi. Weatherford’s turkey was double-bearded, with 11-inch and 9½-inch beards.

    Odd call ‘Kee’ to turkey triple

    Kee-kee run draws three gobblers for trio of hunters
    April 09, 2015 at 8:45am
    Chad Bell's first turkey was killed in the Big Black River bottoms north of Canton and sported an impressive 15.25-inch beard.

    Bell’s first gobbler true longbeard

    Louisiana hunter gets Mississippi bird with a 15.25-inch beard
    April 02, 2015 at 9:15am
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    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Veteran turkey hunters know it could take every trick up their sleeve and every call in their bag to kill wily ol’ gobblers. That’s why they often use several calls to take a big bird.

    Beginner’s luck — Turkey hunting tactics for the novice

    Novice turkey hunters might be tempted to rely on chance to put a gobbler in their cross hairs, but it takes more than Lady Luck. Here’s what you’ll need to shorten the learning curve.
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Turkey flock populations across the state are always in flux, but annual turkey surveys help track their activities.

    Join the spring gobbler survey team

    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Cover

    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Todd McTaggart and his son Gage McTaggart, both of Albany, La., with the trophy 4-bearded gobbler the 12-year-old killed on opening morning of the Mississippi youth season March 7 at Homochitto National Forest.

    Young hunter gets 4-bearded Mississippi gobbler

    Opening morning of youth season produced a lot of action and a trophy tom
    March 26, 2015 at 10:45am
    Shane Johnson killed 99 turkeys —a number of them with his bow — as of the end of the 2014 season.

    7 tips for killing public gobblers

    Expert offers advice on how to up the odds when hunting public-land turkeys
    March 18, 2015 at 6:30am