WILD TURKEY JOURNAL

Starting around the 1st of March (with camera gear in hand), Chad begins to visit traditional roost sites to video & study the vocabulary of the wild turkey.  Follow along as he takes you into the bedrooms of multiple flocks throughout the late winter & early spring.  You'll feel like you're sitting right under the roost with him as the turkeys wake & start their day!  As turkey seasons kicks off, you'll enjoy sharing our hunting adventures right up until the end of May!  The WILD TURKEY JOURNAL is one of the most unique outdoor journals you'll ever experience!!!

April 3, 2017

I decided to try the same roost site as last time.  It's been four days since I was in there last.  Luckily, they were in there again!  I could see about a dozen birds or so from where I got set up.  I was within twenty to twenty-five yards of the majority of them.  I could hear one or two birds strutting!  I hit the record button at 6:29 (roughly a half hour before sunrise).  The first bird to make a sound was a jake, of cour...

March 30, 2017

It was very warm as I made my second trip of the season to this particular roost site this morning.  But when I arrived at the steep sidehill where the birds generally like to roost, I couldn't find any turkeys!  I assumed they were roosted on another hillside off the inside corner of a field.  That roost site was a quarter of a mile from where I now stood & I wasn't sure if I'd have enough time to make it there before daybrea...

March 29, 2017

It was another warm, cloudy morning as I made my way back to one of my favorite roost sites.  I climbed the ridge & checked some "second fiddle" roost trees on my way to the top...nothing.  Then as I neared some of the more "traditional" roost trees, I saw a few blobs in my binoculars from about eighty yards!  Instead of heading directly towards them, I continued sneaking along the old logging trail so it would be a little mor...

March 26, 2017

I decided to hit a different roost site & was fortunate to put some birds to bed last night.  I saw a jake pecking around at the edge of a hay field as well as a couple other birds that I couldn't identify just before dark.  I heard a handful of them pitch up into the trees not long after I lost sight of them.  They roosted about eighty yards off the edge of the field on a steep wooded sidehill.  I debated whether I should com...

March 20, 2017

It was cloudy this morning as I made my way in to a Pennsylvania roost site for the first time this year.  I was excited because I watched a mixed group of birds peck around in a nearby pasture just before sundown last night.  I knew they wouldn't roost far from where I saw them.  

The ground was still saturated from the recent rains, so it made the walking a little more quiet.  When I reached the ridgetop this mornin...

March 6, 2017

I watched a flock of birds go to roost last night along the edge of a gas line right-of-way.  The right-of-way butts up against a cow pasture that has some round bales spread out for the cattle.  The turkeys picked through some of the hay before heading up through the woods & pitching into some decent sized hardwoods on the sidehill!  Best I could tell, there were 32 of them...& all hens!!  So to say the least, I was excited t...

May 5, 2016

Eddie & I hunted some state land yesterday & we messed with a turkey right off the roost that didn't cooperate.  So we figured we'd give him another shot this morning & hope he would be roosted in the same area.  We hiked back in there & listened from a high spot.  Sure enough, we heard him gobbling just as it began to break daylight!  We decided to go past him & set up where he headed yesterday morning.  As we made our way ov...

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