• Turkey Hunting

    Scott Hammond said it’s easier to ditch his blind and decoys late in the season when he’s hunting with a bow.


    April 15, 2017 at 7:00am
    This white turkey was one of several impressive harvests by youth hunters last week.

    Pure white turkey among several killed by youth hunters last week

    Female youth hunter killed 20 pounder
    April 07, 2017 at 7:39pm
    Chad Everett, 10-years-old, killed his first mature gobbler on North Carolina's youth day.

    N.C. youth hunter kills huge turkey on youth day

    10-year-old killed 25-pound Alamance County bird
    April 02, 2017 at 7:57pm
    North Carolina's turkey season opens April 8, and the NCWRC offers some reminders for hunters chasing the big birds.

    NCWRC reminds turkey hunters of regulations, safety tips

    North Carolina turkey season opens April 8
    April 02, 2017 at 3:22pm
    The closer a hen turkey gets to finishing laying her clutch of eggs and sitting on her nest full-time, the better chances you have of calling a gobbler into shotgun range.

    Henned again? There’s hope! Here are four tactics to solve the problem of henned-up Carolina gobblers

    Try these four tricks when you’re having trouble getting a gobbler to pay attention to you and not his live girlfriends.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Decoys are great attention-getters. Not only do they draw birds within range, they distract him, giving the archer time to draw, especially if you can set them near a blind overlooking a travel route being used by turkeys.

    Gobbler draw-down - Add a bow to your spring turkey hunting arsenal

    Don’t discount your chances of taking a Carolinas turkey with archery equipment. It might be tough, but follow this long-time hunter’s tips and you might tag a tom with a broadhead and bow.
    April 01, 2017 at 7:00am
    Sometimes, two hunters operating separately but not independently can put a gobbler in a fatal squeeze.

    Team up on tough turkeys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Joey Murphy often winds up making some interesting moves to get into position to call to a turkey gobbler.

    Put the sneak on a gobbler

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Patterning your shotgun at different ranges, with different loads, will give you a better idea about your weapon’s capabilities.

    Patterning your shotgun

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Decoys, especially those imitating jakes, can be very effective in getting turkeys to commit and come into shotgun range.

    The pros and cons of turkey decoys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Mechanical broadheads have several advantages for hunters who want to take a gobbler with archery equipment.

    Broadheads for turkeys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Many different turkey loads — 31/2-inch 12-gaunge, 3-inch 12-gauge, 3-inch 20-gauge ­— can be effective in the right hunter’s hands.

    Comparing shotgun loads for turkeys

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    Blinds built of natural vegetation can be great hiding places for hunters if located along turkeys’ travel routes.

    What do hunters see in blinds?

    March 15, 2017 at 8:00am
    A pot call, be it slate, glass or some other material, can make most any turkey call that’s needed.

    Five turkey calls every hunter must have in their vests

    These 5 calls are essential for turkey hunting success
    March 13, 2017 at 2:15pm