Advice for New Turkey Hunters

Advice for a First-Time Turkey Hunter

A million thoughts go through my mind as I read a message in the inbox, “What advice would I have for a first-time lady turkey hunter?” I could reply with a lot of questions to narrow down what she is specifically requesting, or I can share my personal opinions. The latter is exactly what I’ve done in hopes that it will help more than the one woman who’s interested in hunting big-bearded gobblers.

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Scouting Adventures and Turkey Hunting Tips | MAC Outdoors Podcast 036

036 MAC PodcastWe’re scouting and preparing for turkey hunts in two different states. Lea recounts a recent scouting experience while Mia prepares for guiding. You’ll find a few laughs, some gear tips, plus learn about turkey hunting.

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The dynamic mother/daughter duo share their hunting, shooting, and outdoor 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 in the first year of her college journey. TUNE IN because you never know what obstacles and inspiration they’ll encounter as they head outside for new adventures.


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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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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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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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Turkey Hunting Finale, NRA Recap and Great Gear – MAC Outdoors Podcast

NRA recap, WSI Sports, Swarovski Optik’s BTX, Sitka for Women and Mia’s turkey hunt

mac-outdoors-1400In episode 015 of the MAC Outdoors Podcast with Mia and Lea the duo share an NRA wrap up, great gear finds and a recap about Mia’s turkey hunt.

Mia’s been at the NRA Annual meetings and events in Atlanta, Georgia. She gives a recap of events and people she ran into. Lea shares her relationship with WSI Sports and gives you a coupon code to get a discount on their American made clothing. Mia also relays her experience in demoing the Swarovski Optiks NEW BTX module for the spotting scope.

After all the turkey hunting tips, stories and follies the pair has shared in previous episodes, Lea reminds Mia that she also recently tagged a big-o gobbler. Listen in for the story as well as Mia’s experience wearing Sitka’s NEW Women’s Hunting gear!

 

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NRA Annual Meetings – https://www.nraam.org/
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WSI Sports DISCOUNT CODE: LLCO10 – www.wsisports.com/
Swarovski Optiks – http://www.swarovskioptik.com/
Sitka’s Subalpine Women’s Hunting Gear – https://www.sitkagear.com/shop-womens

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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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Bring in a Gobbler This Spring – TenPoint

Colorado Merriam Turkey

After a long and difficult winter, the early signs of spring are finally starting to appear in most locations around the country. For many hunters, the onset of spring means that turkey hunting season is just around the corner. For those of you who will soon be in the woods in search of a “long beard,” here are some tips for locating and calling this cunning and elusive bird.

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