• Turkey Hunting

    No matter what kind of shotgun you use during turkey season, test it with several different shotshell loads so you’ll know how it performs with a gobbler 40 yards from the end of the barrel.

    The right stuff

    May 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Boss gobblers won’t allow interlopers in their territory and often come at a fast pace to the decoy setup.

    To decoy or not to decoy

    May 15, 2015 at 7:00am
    Travis Sykes of Leasburg killed this bearded hen on April 26 with his bow.

    Caswell County hunter takes bearded hen with bow

    Leasville archer took hen at 15 yards; she sported 8 1/2-inch beard
    May 13, 2015 at 11:54am
    Monty Mesimer (left) and Jeff Huggins (right) doubled up on these big Pender County gobblers on April 13. Mesimer's bird had four beards that measured a total of almost 30 inches.

    Four-bearded Pender County gobbler ranks high in NC record books

    Timber farm manager takes great tom on exciting afternoon hunt
    May 05, 2015 at 6:55pm
    Zach Satterfield of Reidsville killed this 24 1/2-pound Rockingham County gobbler with 1 1/2-inch spurs and beards measuring 11 and 10 inches.

    Monster gobbler pays his taxes on time to Rockingham County hunter

    Teen kills 24 1/2-pound gobbler with double beards
    May 04, 2015 at 7:47am
    Late in the season, use decoys in the afternoon or evening around fields.

    11th-Hour gobblers - Late-season turkeys require a little different approach in North Carolina

    Don’t let the last hours of spring turkey season tick away without using some new tricks
    May 01, 2015 at 7:00am
    John Tanner's

    Crystal Clucker is Tanner's latest have-to-have turkey call

    Friction call features several hunter-friendly features, comes in walnut, cherry
    April 30, 2015 at 3:11pm
    The Crystal Clucker from John Tanner calls pairs a frosted crystal surface with cherry or black walnut wood.

    Crystal Clucker is Tanner's latest have-to-have turkey call

    Friction call features several hunter-friendly features, comes in walnut, cherry
    April 30, 2015 at 3:07pm

    Seven tips for late-season gobblers from a North Carolina guide

    As the spring season wanes, it takes different tactics to take a gobbler
    April 29, 2015 at 9:41pm
    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