• Turkey Hunting

    Guide Jamie Pritchett said that turkey hunting from the middle to the end of the season can be great, if you change tactics a bit.

    With midway point of turkey season at hand, savvy hunters will change tactics

    Guide gives six tips to use in final two weeks of South Carolina season
    April 16, 2015 at 6:36am
    Johnathan Alford will open his bag of tricks and try several different things when dealing with a gobbler that won’t budge.

    Check your ‘6’ when in stealth mode

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Change calls when working on a hung-up gobbler, and try to avoid using a standard yelp, as it may convince the tom to stand pat.

    Beware of the yelp

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    The author’s son killed this Watauga County gobbler on opening day last April in a woodlot bordering a Christmas tree farm. He finished his limit two days later on an Ashe County Christmas tree farm.

    No reason to panic over NWNC turkeys yet

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Counties in southeastern North Carolina are making up a larger and larger percentage of the statewide harvest every season as the flock in those areas continues to grow.

    Statewide turkey harvest, 2010-2014

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Tim Coble’s gobbler, killed in the Uwharrie Mountains of Davidson County last spring, pushed the 20-pound mark and sported a 10-inch beard and inch-long spurs, but it left him in second place in his family to son Tyler, who killed a bigger bird during the 2014 Youth Only season.

    Tips for Uwharrie turkeys

    April 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    David Moore of Kinston poses with two of his 13-year-old triplets, Joel (left) and Will (right), who both killed great Lenoir County gobblers on April 4, opening day of North Carolina's youth-only turkey season. Joel's bird had four beards and rare

    Two Lenoir County triplets double up on huge gobblers as youth season opens

    Bigger of two birds has four beards, rare "smoke phase" plumage
    April 09, 2015 at 9:36pm
    The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission wants to collect the lower legs of 500 wild turkeys this spring to test for a disease that has been discovered in North America in the past few years.

    Commission asks turkey hunters to donate lower legs of birds killed for research

    Samples will help biologists, scientists check for newly discovered turkey virus
    April 08, 2015 at 11:09am
    Brent Phillips (right) and his father, Merle, celebrate tagging a nice gobbler taken during the 2013 season.

    Five tips for early season turkey hunting success

    Chatham County hunter shares how to tag a tom right off the bat
    April 05, 2015 at 8:47pm

    Cover

    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Jack Lombard shows off the six beards of one turkey he killed during his almost half-century of hunting gobblers.

    The Mountain Master - With more than 150 birds to his credit, the late Jack Lombard of Mountain Rest was a turkey hunting wizard

    Sticking with basic calls and setting up where you can see a turkey approaching are two tenets Lombard held in the woods.
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Choosing a spot to set up where you can see an approaching gobbler, not be seen and still be able to call is a key.

    Don’t hang up on hung-up toms - Learn how to deal with hung-up gobblers this spring

    Quiet down, change calls or change positions to get the drop on a tom that stops out of range and won’t come any closer
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
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    JEBS Chokes

    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Hunters should expect to find enough birds in enough areas to give them a reasonable chance to take down a tom anywhere in North Carolina.

    2015 North Carolina turkey preview

    Southeastern counties have North Carolina’s fastest-growing turkey flocks, according to the NCWRC.
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    Robert Thornburg killed this 18-pound gobbler on opening day of the 2014 spring turkey season near Denton.

    Old hills, modern toms - Hunters shouldn’t miss out on turkey hunting in the Uwharrie mountains and Uwharrie National Forest

    More than 51,000 acres of public hunting, much of it full of turkeys, awaits hunters this spring.
    April 01, 2015 at 7:00am