Practical Turkey Hunting Strategies: How to Hunt Effectively Under Any Conditions

Practical Turkey Hunting Strategies: How to Hunt Effectively Under Any Conditions

by Ray Eye, Michael Pearce

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Overview

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 credit—including two National Championships and the World Natural Voice Championship—it 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 fascinating—even addicting—sport of turkey hunting.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585748754
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 272
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

Introductionxi
1The Early Years1
2Wild Turkey Habitat and Distribution9
3Sounds Turkeys Make25
4Calling Turkeys33
5Calls43
6Year-Round Scouting63
7Basics for Hunting the Mating Season73
8Roosting Birds75
9First-Light Tactics83
10Early to Midmorning Tactics89
11Setting Up93
12Locating and Hunting Strutting Areas103
13Henned-Up Gobblers113
14Tactics for Late Spring119
15Hunting in Bad Weather123
16Hunting Pressured Birds129
17When Toms Won't Come In135
18Dealing With Silent Birds139
19Doubling Up143
20Making The Shot149
21Autumn Turkeys155
22Bowhunting--The Ultimate Challenge177
23Gear and Accessories187
24Hunting Safety219
25Memorable Gobblers227
26Hunters I Have Known235
27The Future of Turkey Hunting243
Index247

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