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!!!

I did some scouting on a piece of public land yesterday afternoon & as luck would have it, I ended up hearing a couple birds gobble late in the evening. They were both pretty far off. So I moved in a little closer & eventually spotted one of them strutting in a log landing with a hen. I was on a logging road about 3/4 of the way up a recently timbered ridge & they were maybe 200 yards from me, way down in the bottom. I watched...

As I climbed the ridge this morning, it felt good to be doing this again for the first time this year! I was actually going in blind because I hadn't had a chance to pre-scout it for any turkey sign. When I reached the ridge top, I checked some of the bigger trees with binoculars, where the birds preferred to roost last season. But I couldn't find any. So I continued on, scanning the treetops as I went. But then I noticed what...

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...

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...

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