Gone Wild for Gobblers

Residents of the tiny western North Carolina town of Franklin can tell visitors where to find wild turkeys — just go to a local fast-food restaurant. […]


Bagging the Boss

Age and maturity separate the men from the boys.

This concept seems to be true not only with humans, but with favored hunting targets, specificially white-tailed deer and wild turkey gobblers. […]


Gobbler Dreams

One of the tenets of successful trophy deer hunting also holds true for chasing spring wild turkeys — go where the gobblers are. […]


Plotting for Turkeys

Walking through the hurricane-ravaged Francis Marion National Forest, the logging road provided the only clear path illuminated by an April full moon. […]


Gobblers Galore

The hunt was a last-minute effort on my part.

A cancellation by another hunter sent me scrambling to Society Hill to do some pattern testing of new shotguns and loads on a trophy longbeard. […]


Trash-Talkin’ Toms

April and May are special times for hunters.

Many die-hard bass anglers who relish fishing the spawn have given up that activity for calling keen-eyed Eastern wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) in the red bud-laden, dogwood-infested woods. […]