• Turkey Hunting

    Mark Boyd finds success by chasing turkeys deep in the woods of the Homochitto National Forest and its two WMAs. He believes it’s key to go past where other hunters will go.

    Defeating the public aspect

    March 15, 2015 at 8:00am
    With biologists predicting a good spring turkey season in 2015, hunters have a fair chance at carrying home a gobbler.

    Open land

    March 15, 2015 at 8:00am
    When moving through the woods during a turkey hunt, it is wise not to wear anything, not the smallest bit, of red, white or blue, the predominant colors of a gobbler's head. It is also advisable to carry the body of a dead gobbler in an orange bag or at least completely concealed after a successful hunt.

    Have a safe turkey season

    Where you sit, what you wear, and how you react to any sound is important
    March 10, 2015 at 3:20pm
    Preston Pittman says patience can sometimes be the key to beating an early season gobbler who gets henned-up off the roost.

    Early errors can haunt hunter all spring

    Bumping or educating a gobbler can cost you another chance
    March 09, 2015 at 4:00pm
    A decoy (look in backpack) helped Austin Partridge kill his first gobbler on a youth hunt.

    ‘Necessories’ can make/break novice turkey hunt

    Decoys, shooting sticks, pop-up blinds important when youth season opens
    March 05, 2015 at 10:00am
    While the old run-and-gun tactic was once popular, it seems to have died off in favor of more-patient hunting methods.

    ‘Run-and-gun’ is dead and gone

    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Mississippi’s abundant public lands offer numerous opportunities to get a great gobbler.

    Top turkey tracts — Mississippi’s best turkey-hunting WMAs

    These public lands can produce for hunters willing to work for their gobblers. Here are the best WMAs and how to score.
    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am

    Cover

    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am
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    March 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Jeffery Hutchison (right) felt a little bad after killing this rare turkey that his father, David (left), had come close to killing three times before the son got a shot.

    Hunter bags rare white gobbler

    Hutchison’s trophy has normal skin and beard, but no dark feathers
    May 30, 2014 at 2:30pm
    Rebecca Hall killed this trophy gobbler on April 12 in Simpson County. The big bird had an 11 ½-inch beard and 1 ¼-inch spurs.

    Silent approach nets Hall’s trophy tom

    Teenager lets decoys do the work on Simpson County gobbler
    April 23, 2014 at 9:00am
    A boss gobbler strutting his stuff.

    Yep! It’s the yelp

    April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Joey Rose made this cedar slate call and used it to harvest numerous gobblers.

    Sport friction

    April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Nothing gets a turkey hunter more stirred up and excited than an old tom in strut.

    Kee-kees anyone?

    April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Joey Rose called up his sister Jessica Schultz’s first gobbler. 

    The Meek approach to calling

    April 15, 2014 at 7:00am