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  • Third Shot was the Charm
    Story : Posted 05-27-2015

    Third Shot was the Charm

    This was a fairly routine turkey hunt, at least until the shooting started. My dear friend Paul had come from Portland, Oregon, to hunt turkeys with me. Having known him for many years, I volunteered to be his guide and even loaned him a shotgun to use.

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  • Spring Turkey: A Time to Think
    Story : Posted 05-20-2015

    Spring Turkey: A Time to Think

    There are probably a couple of dozen reasons that I go turkey hunting each spring. It's hard to say which is most important – morning's first light, the sound of the birds waking up – but they're all special to me.

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  • Running Toms
    Story : Posted 05-13-2015

    Running Toms

    The classic turkey hunt has the hunter locating a roosting gobbler and getting close, all well before first light, then calling him down into an open field or woods.

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  • A Buck and Doe Pair
    Story : Posted 04-29-2015

    A Buck and Doe Pair

    Once in a while it makes sense to mount some type of a drive when hunting white-tailed deer in Missouri, especially if they aren't moving much and you have all the right conditions.

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  • Chamois and Tahr in New Zealand
    Story : Posted 04-22-2015

    Chamois and Tahr in New Zealand

    Did anyone explain how we hunt chamois and tahr down here? Frankly, the question seemed unusual. We had hunted for a few days on the North Island and were now on the South Island looking specifically for these animals, presumably it would be the same – spot and stalk. Not exactly!

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  • New Zealand Thunder Chickens
    Story : Posted 04-15-2015

    New Zealand Thunder Chickens

    First, let me say that Brenda and I didn't travel all the way to New Zealand to hunt turkeys; we were there for chamois and tahr. However, after the main events were complete, we were asked if we wanted to shoot some turkeys.

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  • Spring Trifecta
    Story : Posted 04-08-2015

    Spring Trifecta

    For any hunter who's been fortunate enough to shoot a gobbler during Missouri's spring turkey season. Using the word Trifecta may not seem such a stretch.

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  • Favorite Shotgun for Turkeys
    Story : Posted 04-01-2015

    Favorite Shotgun for Turkeys

    In my opinion, the most exciting thing about springtime in Missouri is turkey season. The hunting is never the same from one day to the next.

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  • Guiding the Guides
    Story : Posted 03-25-2015

    Guiding the Guides

    Brenda has a great passion for turkey hunting, and she was the one that came up with the idea of hunting the Ocellated turkey.

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  • A Worthy Shotgun for 'Wabbits'
    Story : Posted 03-18-2015

    A Worthy Shotgun for 'Wabbits'

    Rabbit hunting is something I never give much thought to until after the first of the year. For me, it's just a matter of priorities.

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