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!!!

Alan I drove to another piece of public land this morning.  We were a little later than we would have liked.  But we jumped on our mountain bikes & made our way to a far ridge with high hopes.  As we rode, every now & then we'd stop & listen.  Sure enough we heard a bird gobble from a distance.  But it sounded like he had company.  I heard a hen cackle as she pitched down not too far from where I thought the gobbler was.  So w...

After doing a little scouting on some public land a couple weeks ago, my good friend, Phillip Bryant & I decided to give it a try.  We made the long walk back into the wma & as soon as we got on top, we heard a few birds gobbling!  They were on another ridge across the hollow from us.  But they were FIRED UP!  Before we made our way over to them, Phillip owl hooted to see if we could get a response on the ridge we were on.  Wh...

The weather was nasty all night & this morning.  Flash flood warnings dominated the morning news.  The roads were littered with debris from the wind & rain.  But against Alan's wishes, I convinced him to make the short drive across the state line & at least be in the area if the weather decided to give us a break.  We weren't in any hurry getting there, that's for sure.  We ended up eating breakfast in a diner & didn't even ge...

 This story begins mid-morning after a successful hunt early with Mekayla Dye.  We jumped in the truck & made a short trip to another farm where we'd attempt to find another willing participant.  It didn't take long to strike one on a distant ridge!  After cutting the distance & calling as we moved, Darren (Mekayla & Easton's dad) caught that gobbler's ear & really fired him up!  The bird was directly across a deep hollow on a...

I decided to head to Ohio this morning when I got off work.  I knew I'd be cutting it close on time.  But if the turkeys were roosted where I hoped, I had a decent chance of pulling it off!  The last time I visited this particular roost site was a week & a half ago.  There were no birds in there that day (that I know of).  But I talked with the landowner afterwards & he told me he's been seeing them almost every day.  For some...

I watched some birds fly up last night.  So I knew pretty much where I wanted to be this morning.  The temperature was twenty seven degrees when I got out of the truck & started my morning trek.  A light frost covered the ground & had me a little concerned.  The sky was mostly cloudy, which covered the waning crescent moon for the most part.  I made my way across a small stream, over a barbed wire fence & up through a cow past...

After visiting a roost site yesterday in Ohio & coming up empty handed, I decided to try another close to home this morning.  The last time I was in this particular roost, I couldn't find any birds.  So I was hoping I would have some luck.  Also, I recently purchased another microphone in order to record in "true" stereo sound.  So to say the least, I was looking forward to it.  The skies were very cloudy & the temperature was...

The recent cold weather/snow has made it dang near impossible to film any roost segments.  But with most of the snow melted now, I decided to get out & give it a shot.  I watched some turkeys go to roost last night in a familiar spot!  So I crossed my fingers & hoped that I would be able to crawl underneath them this morning...

It was 27 degrees when I got out of the truck this morning at 4:15 am.  The w...

February 28, 2018

I decided to try a completely different area this morning in hopes that I could luck into some hens.  It was a little warmer than yesterday morning, but still a little chilly.  The sky was clear again & as I made the trek to this particular roost site, I wasn't sure what to expect.  I had only been in here once so far & there weren't any birds roosted here last time.  The ground was still saturated from all the rain we've had...

February 27, 2018

After hearing some birds on another ridge yesterday morning, I decided to get over there & see if I could find them today.  Best I could tell, they were roosted near the top of the ridge close to a high knob.  I've never been in there in the daylight, let alone in the dark.  So I hoped I wouldn't have too hard of a time getting in there! 

It was twenty eight degrees when I parked the truck & checked my GPS this m...

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