|With midway point of turkey season at hand, savvy hunters will change tactics
680 Views - Posted: April 16 at 6:36 am
There’s a mad scramble to hunt as soon as turkey season begins, but some expert hunters look forward to the middle and latter parts of the season.
|Check your ‘6’ when in stealth mode
69 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Johnathan Alford said that when dealing with a hung-up gobbler, expect the unexpected.
|Beware of the yelp
45 Views - Posted: April 15 at 7:00 am
Jeremy Burnham said one thing he has learned is that a yelp is not the best call for a hung-up gobbler.
|Don’t hang up on hung-up toms - Learn how to deal with hung-up gobblers this spring
66 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
Hunt turkeys long enough, and every hunter will learn that some gobblers are just more difficult to kill than others. A few years of experience usually enables hunters to call reasonably well and have a suitable sense of woodsmanship. Many take gobblers with reasonable regularity.
|The Mountain Master - With more than 150 birds to his credit, the late Jack Lombard of Mountain Rest was a turkey hunting wizard
62 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
We sat spellbound as the late Jack Lombard of Mountain Rest talked about the birth of modern turkey hunting in South Carolina. He spoke softly, without pretense. At 86, a few months before he passed away, he had nothing to prove. The competitive ways of youth were long behind him. His eyes had a faraway look as his thoughts went to a life filled with turkey hunting success.
54 Views - Posted: April 01 at 7:00 am
The JEBS Headhunter Turkey Choke Tube is for everyone from the serious turkey hunter to the beginning novice. This tube has a patented interior bore design which allows for better shot and wad cup separation, thus making patterns smaller and denser on your intended target. It will deliver extreme patterns down range at longer distances. Due to its restrictions, quality materials and overall craftsmanship, JEBS chokes are quickly becoming the “Go-To” choke tube for the serious shotgunner.
|The fan, something every turkey hunter should carry
163 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am
“Every time I go turkey hunting, I carry a turkey fan — a set of intact tail feathers — with me.” Willie McCutchen said. “I think if there’s one almost-indispensable tool other than calls and camouflage that a turkey hunter needs, it is the fan of a previously harvested gobbler. A wing from a turkey will work for flydowns, but it is limited in use. The tail fan can do anything the wing can do and much, much more. I’ve used it many different ways, and I know that every year I am likely to find a new use for it to help me get a gobbler I may not have been able to otherwise get. It is the single most-utilized non-calling tool in my arsenal of tactics. It’s something that may be considered a bit offbeat the way I use it at times, but it has directly led to the death of many longbeards.”
|An offbeat calling tactic that works
178 Views - Posted: March 15 at 8:00 am
Most serious turkey hunters know and make the basic yelps, clucks, purrs, cackles and such, and often, one of these will work. But they don’t always produce, and the need to have offbeat sounds up your calling sleeve can spell success or strikeout.
|SCDNR, BPS schedule youth turkey hunting clinic in Horry County
336 Views - Posted: March 09 at 12:59 pm
A turkey hunting clinic for youths has been scheduled for April 3 in Horry County. The clinic, sponsored by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Bass Pro Shops, will introduce basic turkey hunting skills needed for a successful hunt, including game care and prep, turkey calling, building turkey blinds, marksmanship, gear and regulations.
|Henned-up gobblers? Here are a half-dozen ways to beat them
1609 Views - Posted: March 04 at 8:42 pm
A turkey hunter recently said that the reason many long-time turkey hunters are bald is primarily from pulling their hair out in frustration with henned-up gobblers. But some hunters excel with these tough, old birds and Steve Cobb of Union has a gameplan for doing exactly that.
|Offbeat tactics for tough toms
187 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
An old saying coined for another situation is often appropriate for turkey hunters. It’s simply, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”
108 Views - Posted: March 01 at 7:00 am
The next generation of Avian-X LCD decoys are lighter, easier to pack and less aggressive to real hens. Add the increased texture and detailed feather lines and they look even more realistic. No-flake paint on the quiet, collapsible Dura-Rubber bodies won’t wear off and the folding motion stake helps create movement with the slightest breeze. Years of studying body postures, moods and behaviors of wild turkeys went into the design of these relaxed, welcoming breeder hen decoys.
|South Carolina hunters can no longer pick up turkey tags from license vendors
7815 Views - Posted: February 03 at 9:29 pm
Wild turkey tags, which are required in South Carolina, will no longer be available over the counter at local vendors this spring for turkey hunters.
|Turkey hatch is better than 2013, but still poor, SCDNR reports
1243 Views - Posted: October 21, 2014 at 7:07 am
Following upon the release of discouraging harvest data for the 2014 turkey season, there is at least a glimmer of hope in the poult recruitment for 2014, but not quite enough to jump-start a recover of South Carolina’s statewide flock.