Tommy Kirby of Willow Oaks Plantation in Rockingham County is on the same page with his boss, Arthur Dick, when it comes to cutting down on the amount of calling a turkey hunter does and paying more attention to location. […]
The morning hunt had been perplexing. By 8:45, only two toms had sounded off a total of four times on Arthur Dick’s 1,800-acre Willow Oaks Plantation in Rockingham County outside of Eden.
“We have so many gobblers and hens here,” Dick said, “that sometimes it’s just better to set up 10 yards off an access road, commit to sitting still for an hour or two, and make a couple of clucks.” […]
Befuddled about what to toss to bronzebacks? Try fan-casting hard-plastic jerkbaits such as the Cordell Redfin, Original Rapala, or Lucky Craft Pointer SP to eddies, current breaks, and main channel dropoffs. […]
From hunting in Alleghany County a number of times, I had a fairly good idea where the gobbler might be in the pasture that lay level with the ridge above me. Nearing the mountaintop, I pulled out a crow call and sent forth several coarse caws. […]