This past week it warmed up enough in Iowa to shoot my bow outside. I fell for the same early spring trick March in Iowa always pulls and started daydreaming about turkey hunting. Though it looks like we are back into snow boots and cabin fever, turkey season is only a bit over a month away. If you are considering shooting a turkey with your bow this season here are three things to consider to be prepared for the season.
Turkey season is only a couple months away. One of the most important aspects of turkey hunting is your decoy set-up. If you set up in the right place with the right decoy combo positioned correctly you should only have to make a few clucks to fill your tag.
Happy New Year! With a new year it seems everyone tries to get back to the gym, make more money, and quit drinking so much. How about this year we focus on what is really important? Here are a few tips for improving as a hunter during the next year. Continue reading “Looking Ahead at How to Improve as a Hunter in 2018”
The hunting industry has become increasingly focused on fitness. While I think it is great to see hunters training more, not all exercises are productive. Focus on strength, endurance and flexibility in order to be properly prepared for the season and to avoid injury. Continue reading “What to Focus on When Training for Hunting”
I began filming my own hunts this past season. I successfully took a deer, a coyote and a turkey on film, and also have some great footage of several botched shots. While I don’t claim to be Remi Warren, I do have a few tips I learned the hard way that can help you get started filming your own hunts. Continue reading “Tips for the Self-Filmed Hunt”
Turkey season is great. The weather is nice, and new birds and sounds come back to Iowa. Compared to whitetail hunting, in which you freeze your hands and toes while sitting uncomfortably in a tree stand, turkey hunting is a walk in the park. Except when you can’t find turkeys, which was the case for a good portion of my season. Here is my story. Continue reading “Turkey Season”
Here are a few more things to consider when asking for permission on private ground. Be sure to check out Part 1 if you haven’t had a chance. Continue reading “How to Get Permission for Private Land Pt. 2”
Picture this: you are driving down a gravel road on the way to a public hunting spot. A ten-point buck runs out of the ditch, across the road, and onto private land. Do you just toodle on down the road and hope you’ll find something on similar on public land? Or, do you find a way to hunt the deer? Hunting private land is great because you don’t have to worry about competition from other hunters. Here are a few steps to take to improve your chances of getting permission.
This week I had a turkey spot me and get away before I could get a shot. I researched how turkeys see and the differences that need to be taken into account. As Drake University biologist Muir Eaton explains, “If you assume birds see exactly what we see, you could have the wrong framework for understanding bird behavior.” Here are the factors to understand in order to become a better turkey hunter. Continue reading “Understanding Turkey Eye Sight”