Wild Turkey Hunting: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know

Wild turkey hunters come to Game & Fish by the thousands every year to learn about bagging a tom.

In the heart of the fingerlakes of new York Steve Ferguson harvested his first longbeard with Larry Scofield -- 23 pounds 10 1/2 inch beard 1 1/8 spurs. (Reader submitted image)


Whether it's videos, top 10 lists or tips and tactics, wild turkey hunters have a need to know — especially with spring turkey hunting season right around the corner in most of the U.S. And we're happy to oblige.



Check out the list of turkey hunting stories below, covering topics such as: best shot guns, tips on turkey calls and even how to (sort of) think like a gobbler.

Below is a one-stop database for wild turkey hunting.




G&F's 10 Most Popular Wild Turkey Hunting Stories

(Based on reader traffic since Jan. 1, 2017)


Note: Check back during the season as we update this file to give turkey hunters as much useful info as possible.

Floirida has one of the earliest starting wild turkey seasons in the US. Photo by Florida Fish and Wildlife

Technology has made some aspects of turkey scouting easier, but not the entire process. Maps are still useful, and there's still the need for boots on the ground.

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