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  1. Diseases and the wild turkey


    Wild turkeys face the challenge of survival every second. The egg, from the time its laid through incubation, faces six weeks of threat from raccoons, skunks, snakes, coyotes and crows, just to name a few. Poults, after hatching until they are able to fly, spend two weeks hiding from owls, hawks, raccoons, coyotes and many other wild animals looking for an easy meal.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  2. Setting the season


    Generally speaking, spring turkey seasons are established according to the reproductive cycle of the wild turkey. Other factors such as tradition and hunting opportunity also may play a role, but setting the season according to the birds' breeding cycle is the primary reason we can hunt gobblers during spring and not affect long-term population levels or disrupt breeding behavior.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  3. Gone buggy


    Your beard been fall'n apart? Wing feathers stripped to the quill? Is sawdust-like powder dropping from your prized fan? Friend, you've got bugs, and they'll spell doom to your trophies

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2006
  4. A Thanksgiving of the wild-turkey kind


    My pure-bred English setter, Midge, and I motored to Vermont recently to share what we do together as a team. Our aim: to find and flush wild turkeys — then hopefully coax a few back to the gun.

    Story | Conversation | November 11, 2003
  5. Talking turkey humor


    Humor, as much as wildflowers, colors many spring turkey hunts in South Texas. But this dubious comedy isn't always apparent to or appreciated by hunters until long after the chase has ended and we've left the field.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2003