PURR-FECT Jake and Hen Decoys for Turkey Hunting

Can you guess what hunting season is approaching and what PURR-FECT jake and hen decoys I’ll be giving a try?

MAC WordPress FeatureHUMMELSTOWN, Penn. – Montana Decoy is pleased to introduce upgraded turkey decoys for this year’s spring hunting season. With a line of highly portable and extremely lifelike decoys, Montana Decoy gives hunters realistic and versatile options with added improvements for 2018.

“We are always looking for ways to improve our decoys for better success in the field,” said Montana Decoy Founder Jerry McPherson. “Sometimes that means making them easier to fold or improving detail and color. But this year we did both.”

The fully three-dimensional MISS PURR-FECT 3D Hen and JAKE PURR-FECT 3D Jake changed the way hunters look at and use turkey decoys. They are the only decoys on the market that allow a hunter to choose the preferred pose, and their versatility and portability put them in a class of their own. For 2018, MISS PURR-FECT will see a tweaking of color for an even more lifelike appearance, while the JAKE PURR-FECT has a new head design to better mimic a real jake.

The FANATIC and FANATIC XL are already favorites among shotgun and bowhunters alike for reaping or fanning gobblers. Upgraded designs allow for easier folding and improved shape retention, giving hunters more success in the field—season after season.

“I’m very excited about our 2018 line of turkey decoys,” said Montana Decoy President C J Davis. “Jerry took our customer feedback, along with his knowledge and experience, to really improve the look and function of our decoys for 2018.”

Visit www.montanadecoy.com for more information and to see the full line of Montana Decoy products.

About Montana Decoy

Created in 1996 by Jerry McPherson, Montana Decoy got its start from an average hunter trying to improve his bowhunting success. Tormented by an uncooperative bull elk, McPherson returned to his truck, thinking about how he could design a packable decoy without any unnecessary bulk and weight. McPherson found inspiration from folding band saw blades. He combined an actual photograph of a cow elk in the wild with a unique and now patented twist-and-fold concept to hold open the decoy. Montana Decoy currently offers turkey, elk, whitetail, mule deer, antelope and predator options along with a Moo Cow confidence decoy. All are easy to use, lightweight and feature ultra-realistic HD photography.


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Durango Offers Turkey Hunting Seminar

Last week I let you know about an opportunity to learn to hunt turkeys plus apply for a mentored hunt opportunity. Now I’ve received notice that there will be another “Turkey Hunting 101” class offered for you. I hope you can make it to one of the events. Pursuing gobbling toms is so much fun.

Turkey hunting seminar in Durango, April 7

DURANGO, Colo. — If you want to learn how to hunt turkeys or improve how you hunt these wily birds,  plan to attend a “Turkey Hunting 101” class in Durango, 8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., April 7, at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East 3rd AVE.
The class is free and open to all ages and experience levels. Please, register online for this event at: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/121144.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife staffers, who are also avid turkey hunters, will provide expert tips and instruction. Turkeys are abundant in southwestern Colorado. Licenses can be purchased over-the-counter, so no special application process is necessary. Spring turkey season lasts six weeks which also allows hunting during a time of relatively warm weather. Season dates for 2018 are April 14 through May 27.
The class will cover key concepts for turkey hunters, including: biology, bird identification, laws and regulations, equipment, scouting, hunting tactics, turkey calling, tracking, how to set up a blind, field-dressing and more. The first part of the class will be held indoors and in the afternoon it will move outside for a field session.
For more information, call the CPW office in Durango at 970-247-0855.
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CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.

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Turkey Hunting Seminar and Mentored Opportunity

I’ve been writing a series of turkey hunting articles in hopes of inspiring you to get out and give it a try. Here’s information regarding a turkey hunting seminar you can attend to ask questions and get additional inspiration. Plus, you can also apply to attend a mentored hunt in Pagosa Springs, Colorado.


Turkey hunting seminar/mentored hunt scheduled in Pagosa Springs

CPW_SiteLogoPAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering two events for turkey hunters in April in the Pagosa Springs area – a mentored turkey hunt for youth and women hunters, and a seminar on the basics of turkey hunting.

The mentored hunt for women and youth, ages 12-17, will be held April 21 and 22. Those interested in participating in the hunt must fill out one of the online application at:
http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/OutreachWomen.aspx
http://cpw.state.co.us/learn/Pages/OutreachYouth.aspx

CPW-Turkey-Hunt-Seminar-c111b142-59bd-464b-808a-c480412b87c6The number of available hunting spots is limited and the deadline to apply is April 6. No hunting experience is necessary; but selected hunters must possess a valid hunter safety card and a valid turkey hunting license by April 20. Applicants will be notified by April 9 if they have been selected to participate in the hunt. Youth selected must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the hunt.

CPW wildlife officers and experienced volunteers will lead hunters. The hunts will be conducted on private property in the Pagosa Springs area.

The turkey hunting seminar will be held from 3-6 p.m., April 20 at the Archuleta County-CSU Extension Service office in Pagosa Springs. It is free and open to all hunters, no matter their experience level. The seminar will cover turkey biology, hunting strategies, hunting equipment, calling, laws, regulations and safety. Participants need to register on the CPW web site at: https://www.register-ed.com/events/view/120702.

Attendance at the seminar is mandatory for those selected for the mentored hunt.

For additional information, please contact District Wildlife Manager Adrian Archuleta at 970-799-0844

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CPW is an enterprise agency, relying primarily on license sales, state parks fees and registration fees to support its operations, including: 41 state parks and more than 350 wildlife areas covering approximately 900,000 acres, management of fishing and hunting, wildlife watching, camping, motorized and non-motorized trails, boating and outdoor education. CPW’s work contributes approximately $6 billion in total economic impact annually throughout Colorado.


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You Need To Help – Migratory Game Bird and Turkey Hunting Rules

It’s short notice for tonight’s Game and Fish meeting in Farmington, but you need to help by giving your input on the new rules for hunting migratory game birds and turkeys. See below for the schedule of other meetings in New Mexico.

Migratory game bird, turkey hunting rules
topics of public meetings

nmdgf-logo-color_originalSANTA FE – The Department of Game and Fish is seeking public comment on proposed revisions to the migratory game bird and turkey hunting rules.

The department is proposing small changes in turkey hunting across the state, including: adjusting seasons for calendar dates; modifying fall open units; and adding the Bluebird Wildlife Management Area to the open wildlife management areas. For migratory game birds, the department is proposing incorporating the federal recommendations on migratory bird seasons, and adjusting season dates for calendar dates.

To gather public comments, three public meetings will be conducted:

  • Farmington: 6 to 9 p.m. March 12 at the Farmington Civic Center, 200 W Arrington St.
  • Las Cruces: 6 to 9 p.m. March 13 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 2715 Northrise Drive.
  • Albuquerque: 6 to 9 p.m. March 15 at the Department of Game and Fish office, 3841 Midway Place, NE.

The proposal can be viewed on the department’s website, http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/commission/proposals-under-consideration/. Comments on the proposed changes can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Waterfowl and Turkey Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email, DGF-Waterfowl@state.nm.us, DGF-Gamebird@state.nm.us, or in person at one of the meetings listed above.


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Why You Need to Hunt Turkeys | Beretta Blog

There’s an excitement in the air as friends, clients, and guides prepare for the turkey hunting season. We look forward to the morning chill, sometimes with a bit of frost, fog, and dew. Heck, some places even contend with snow. We prepare our gear, purchase new layers, hats, gloves, devices, and such to keep us warm. Some may think it’s pure insanity to go out in these conditions. Turkey hunters are a die-hard breed of which you should be a part.

We prepare to head out into the wilderness to pursue big-ol’ gobbling toms for several reasons. If you ask any turkey hunter, they’ll have a different number one reason on their list. Here are several to give you the inspiration to get outdoors and try to track down a bearded red-head. Chasing bearded red-heads? Now isn’t that reason enough?  CLICK TO CONTINUE READING ‘WHY YOU NEED TO HUNT TURKEYS.

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How to Mount Your Turkey Fan [Video]

Merriam’s Turkeys have gorgeous white-tipped feathers. I guide hunts for these great gobblers, and I hunt them myself. They are a majestic bird that deserves an honorable place on the table as well as the wall.

Today I want to share a beautiful way to add to your interior decor as well as display your turkey’s fan. I love the beauty of the carved, oak leaf look offered by this mounting plaque. It’s made by Heritage Game Mounts and is a classy way to display your turkey fan, beard, and spurs. It’s also easy to put together.

Heritage Game Mounts Traditional Panel


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Wild Turkey Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Field To Fork: Wild Turkey Tortilla Soup

Taking-home-dinner-Mia-Anstine-wild-turkey-soup-Hank-Anstine-photo-Beretta-USA-blogRecently, I’ve written about how to get started with turkey hunting and how to prepare yourself and your gear to go afield. Within my family, there’s not much more enjoyable than taking our Beretta A300 shotguns out to the field to tag and bag a spring-time wild-turkey.

However, there’s more to the thrill of hunting wild turkeys than the process of hunting the bird. While the challenge of outsmarting these savvy birds and putting the knockdown on them is part of the fulfillment in the hunt, there remains the question of how to make the most of your wild turkey harvest. Today, I’d like to share one of my favorite recipes for wild turkey.

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Opening Morning Turkey Hunting Tips and More

mac-outdoors-1400In episode 011 of MAC Outdoors with Mia and Lea the duo share opening morning turkey hunting tips. Learn do’s and don’ts plus gear suggestions just for you. The pair also asking you to share your tips, stories and success pictures.

Tune in each week as the dynamic mother/daughter duo share their adventures. You’ll find tips, tricks, lessons and tales from the trail. Mia is a mom, hunting guide, writer and vlogger who lives on a ranch in Colorado. Her daughter, Lea, also a guide, is a passionate young hunter who’s finishing high school and prepping for the journey to college. TUNE IN because you never know what obstacles and inspiration they’ll encounter as they head outside for new adventures.

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Turkey Hunting Trilogy

If you’re not already pursuing wild turkeys, you may be doing so soon. That’s why I’ve shared a trilogy of hunting tips over at Beretta for you. Where are you at in this turkey hunting season? Have you bagged a bird? Has your season begun? Are you counting the days? Do you have all your gear? ~Mia

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How to Outfit the Best Turkey Hunting Vest

Dampen wintertime doldrums by prepping your vest for spring turkey hunting season. While many people’s yards are buried in snow, others are looking at uber warm temps. Then there are those who are simply dreaming of a strutting, drumming tom.

If you’re among those who either pursue turkeys in the springtime or who would like to, then you’d better get your gear ready. While a turkey hunting vest isn’t mandatory, it’s highly recommended. […]  CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT BERETTA USA

Advice for the First-time Turkey Hunter

Turkey hunting seasons are opening all around the country. I’m on various social media outlets, and the other day a follower asked me a question, “What advice would you have for a lady who is a first-time turkey hunter?”

A million thoughts went through my mind as I read the request. My first thoughts included a lot of questions, which would narrow down specifics to her scenario. Then I considered, “How about some advice, not just for the lady who wants to hunt, but for men as well.” […] CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT BERETTA USA

Patterning Your Shotgun for Turkey Hunting

There’s more than one reason to pattern a shotgun before you head out on a turkey hunt. One is to make sure the gun is shooting where it’s supposed to; the other is to make sure the shooter is shooting where he, or she, is supposed to.

Taking shots during turkey hunting is a bit different than those during waterfowl season. When you’ve got just one shot on a big bird, you want to make sure it’s a good one. Take your Beretta Turkey shotgun to the range and make sure you know where it’s hitting. Aim it at a turkey target, so you can verify the pattern impact where you aim.  […] CLICK TO READ THE REST OF THIS ARTICLE AT BERETTA USA

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Talking Turkey Hunting Out West MAC Outdoors Ep. 004

Episode 004 of the MAC Outdoors Podcast with Mia and Lea.

mac-outdoors-1400This week the hunting guides reminisce on past turkey hunts, including lessons learned, plus they share advice to help you during your hunts.

If you’ve ever wanted to hunt big Merriam’s Turkeys in Colorado or New Mexico, you need to pull up a seat and have a listen. Subscribe and stay tuned for future episodes as they’ll be sharing more gear, hunting tips and stories with you.

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Tune in each week as the dynamic mother/daughter duo share their adventures. You’ll find tips, tricks, lessons and tales from the trail. Mia is a mom, hunting guide, writer and vlogger who lives on a ranch in Colorado. Her daughter, Lea, also a guide, is a passionate young hunter who’s finishing high school and prepping for the journey to college. TUNE IN because you never know what obstacles and inspiration they’ll encounter as they head outside for new adventures.


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