Ray Eye is one of the most renowned turkey hunters in America. With more than thirty years' experience as a professional hunting guide, he has taken part in every aspect of the sport, including speaking across the country about hunter safety, conservation, and turkey-hunting techniques. In PRACTICAL TURKEY HUNTING STRATEGIES he makes his expertise available to turkey hunters everywhere. Whether you hunt in spring or fall, with a gun or with bow and arrow, alone or with a partner, you will find a wealth of practical information in this invaluable book.
With so many turkey-calling titles to his creditincluding two National Championships and the World Natural Voice Championshipit is fitting that Ray includes a thorough discussion of calling techniques, from beginning to highly advanced. But he emphasizes that calling is only one of the many crucial aspects of turkey hunting: Also vital to a successful hunt are locating the turkeys, finding a strategic calling position, choosing proper equipment, and ensuring your own safety and that of other hunters.
Combining the knowledge of a living legend with the humor and excitement of Ray's own turkey-hunting tales, PRACTICAL TURKEY HUNTING STRATEGIES is a treasure trove for anyone who wants to learn more about the fascinatingeven addictingsport of turkey hunting.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
RAY EYE is America's most recognized turkey hunter and a well-known national seminar speaker. His adventures have appeared in countless magazines and newspapers, and on radio and television shows. Eye is the hunting host of Cabela's Sportsman's Quest on ESPN2, and of KFNS radio's Eye on the Outdoors in St. Louis, Missouri. He lives in Hillsboro, Missouri.
Table of Contents
|1||The Early Years||1|
|2||Wild Turkey Habitat and Distribution||9|
|3||Sounds Turkeys Make||25|
|7||Basics for Hunting the Mating Season||73|
|10||Early to Midmorning Tactics||89|
|12||Locating and Hunting Strutting Areas||103|
|14||Tactics for Late Spring||119|
|15||Hunting in Bad Weather||123|
|16||Hunting Pressured Birds||129|
|17||When Toms Won't Come In||135|
|18||Dealing With Silent Birds||139|
|20||Making The Shot||149|
|22||Bowhunting--The Ultimate Challenge||177|
|23||Gear and Accessories||187|
|26||Hunters I Have Known||235|
|27||The Future of Turkey Hunting||243|