9781599212029

Pro Tactics: Turkey Hunting Use the Secrets of the Pros to Bag More Birds

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  • ISBN13:

    9781599212029

  • ISBN10:

    1599212021

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-08-18
  • Publisher: Lyons Press
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Summary

As anyone who ever set his sights on a turkey can confirm, hunting this bird is one of the most technically challenging sports there is. Because turkey hunters know that their concentration, skill, and performance need to be high, they're are always on the lookout for insights and advice - so they can bag their limit of gobblers every season.

Author Biography

Bob Humphrey is a registered Maine guide and a certified wildlife biologist with more than twenty-five years of experience hunting turkeys across North America. The author of New England Turkey Hunting—Strategies for Success, he has also published articles in Petersen’s Hunting and Outdoor Life. He lives in Pownal, Maine.

Table of Contents

Pro Tactics: Turkey Hunting
Meet The Wild Turkey
History and restoration
Habits and habitat
Subspecies and distribution
Gearing Up for Gobblers
Apparel head to toe - picking the right camo clothes
Guns and ammo
Miscellaneous gear - Packs & vests, seats, bags, and accessories
Calls and Calling
Types of calling devices - & how they work
Turkey vocalizations, what they mean, when and how to use them
Scouting and Roosting
Locating and understanding sign
Finding birds
Putting them to bed
In The Field Tactics
Dawn set-up
Mid-morning hunts
Up in the day
Fields vs. woods
Decoys
Types and how they function
To use or not to use: what, when, how and why
Advanced Tactics
Dealing with tough toms
Rainy day turkeys
Don't let a hen steal your bird
Fall Hunting
Scout and ambush
Busting a flock
Bowhunting
Equipment
Techniques
Planning and Out of State Hunt/Grand Slam
Agency contacts
Logistics
The grand slam
Ethics and Safety
Care and Handling
For the trophy room
For the table Appendices
Sources of Information (websites, conservation organizations)
Bibliography
Turkey Hunter's Checklist
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