• Turkey Hunting

    Joey Rose made this cedar slate call and used it to harvest numerous gobblers.

    Sport friction

    April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    A boss gobbler strutting his stuff.

    Yep! It’s the yelp

    April 15, 2014 at 7:00am
    Buck McKinion, 12, of Pelahatchie, with the nice gobbler he killed April 5 while hunting with father Johnny McKinion in Rankin County.

    Youngster’s ears save hunt

    McKinions double-team a turkey after a dawn show
    April 10, 2014 at 10:00am

    Hen turkey pays a timely visit

    Some stories just never get old and are worth being retold
    April 04, 2014 at 5:45pm
    Friends Austin Fortenberry (left) and Austin Partridge, both 16 and classmates at Terry High School, killed these two gobblers March 22.

    Gobblers have been inconsistent

    Weather, abundance of hens have limited gobbling
    April 01, 2014 at 9:30am
    TriStar Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun

    TriStar Raptor ATAC Turkey Shotgun

    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Flextone’s Lightning Crow

    Flextone’s Lightning Crow

    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    A public-land hunter, Mark Boyd’s favorite turkey haunt is the Homochitto National Forest in Southwest Mississippi.

    Cool under pressure — Tips for public-land turkey hunting

    This public-land hunter embraces the challenges posed by over-pressured toms and other hunters. Learn how he finds success.
    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Once hens begin to nest, the numbers drop and that means less natural competition for hunters and less partners for gobblers.

    Better Late than Never — Late-season turkey hunting tips

    Hunt later, call less and call lightly, and turkey biology can work for you. Here are how these local hunters close the deal with gobblers.
    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Scott Dillon made the trip from Colorado and killed this old tom after the author called up two longbeards into shotgun range.

    Making the Call — Expert turkey calling tips

    Two of Mississippi’s best turkey call designers give tips for getting gobblers close.
    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    J.M. Summerlin thought he was going to be skunked, but on the last day of a recent season took this nice bird.

    An earnest try

    Don’t give up until the season ends
    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am

    Cover

    April 01, 2014 at 7:00am
    Patterning allows you to learn which shotguns throw the best pattern for turkey hunting.

    Turkey patterns and cleaning tips

    Learn your shotgun, and keep it spick-and-span
    March 25, 2014 at 9:00am
    Breck Farrior, 9, needed only five minutes on the opening morning of the youth turkey season in Mississippi to kill this gobbler in Hinds County.

    Youngster gets the early bird

    Farrior, 9, may have killed first gobbler in 2014 spring season
    March 20, 2014 at 3:15pm
    Hayden Kyle, 9, a third grader from Pontotoc, got his first gobbler and a spring-break lesson Tuesday (March 11), while hunting with his dad, Jay Kyle.

    Spring break lesson comes in turkey woods

    Pontotoc youngster gets first longbeard hunting with his dad
    March 13, 2014 at 2:45pm
    Mississippi’s spring turkey season opens on March 15.

    Turkeys make you work

    A lesson well-learned on first long beard
    March 11, 2014 at 11:25am