When turkey season ends and the days continue to grow longer and warmer, it’s hard to think about the dropping temperatures and crisp mornings that’ll come back around in just three to four months. Unless you’re an avid bowhunter. Throughout the summer, the months ahead consume the bowhunter’s thoughts. They know time passes fast. Preparations for the upcoming deer season must begin promptly to reap the benefits during those chilly fall mornings.
Many things can make a hunt go south in turkey hunting if one gives up or lets a mishap control the hunt's outcome. After talking with Michael Heffernon about his willfulness to keep hunting, he shared three common mistakes he experienced while turkey hunting. Again, not letting mistakes affect the hunt and continuing to hunt is vital for a successful turkey season.
All turkey hunters look forward to opening day and the excitement that comes from getting back into the woods after a long winter of sitting at home. Turkey calling skills have been practiced and honed, scouting is complete, and birds have been located. This is your year – the year you’ll harvest a mature gobbler on opening day. At least it can be. Follow these three tips to kick off your opening day with a literal bang!
Plenty of wild turkeys are successfully harvested by bowhunters each spring all over North America, and in many cases, it’s decoys that make it possible.
Fred Eichler has been calling coyotes all across the country for over 35 years. Whether the Trinidad, Colorado resident is hunting coyotes for his popular television show Predator Nation, guiding clients for his business, Full Draw Outfitters, to protect livestock, or simply for fun by himself or with family, Eichler says the winter months are his favorite times to hunt these crafty predators.
Can using a decoy while predator hunting help call in more predators? Using a decoy while trying to call in coyotes is a tactic that has been debated amongst veteran hunters for years, however, the use of a decoy for calling predators does, in fact, work. It comes down to knowing when and where to use them to their maximum potential and effectiveness. By using the following tips, predator hunters can achieve tremendous success when using decoys.
With 35 plus years of calling experience and numerous competition titles to go along with it, it is no surprise that Les Johnson has learned what works when calling coyotes. Johnson says he loves sharing his knowledge with other hunters in as many ways as he can.
While early-season bucks can be relatively simple to pattern, hunters still need to seal the deal by beating a buck’s best defense; his nose. And because early-season hunting is largely done with archery equipment, that means hunters need to get close. Scent-control is a must.
Controlling human odor while temperatures are still warm can be a challenge. Follow the five steps below, however, and the reward can be a trophy buck on the ground.
For new hunters seeking guidance or the veteran hunter who needs a reminder, here are a few key safety tips for hunting from a treestand.
One of the most drastic changes is the way your hunting area looks. In most locations, these changes happen quickly and are often noticeable from day to day. Perhaps you could see for several hundred yards on opening morning. Today, the area may be in full foliage, limiting visibility.