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!!!

My good friend, Eddie Malik offered to run the camera for me.  So I jumped at the chance to have my hunt on the last day of the Pennsylvania season videoed.  The problem was...it's been so tough lately, I didn't know where I wanted to go.  But we met up this morning & I decided to hit a piece of public land where I heard a bird a few weeks ago.  The weather forecast didn't look good.  Scattered storms were expected around mid-...

Justin saw a couple gobblers late in the evening yesterday.  But he didn't know where they roosted.  We thought we knew where they might spend the night.  So we decided to start the morning on the ridgetop between two points.  But as luck would have it, we never heard a bird gobble on the ridge we were on this morning!  We bounced around, calling as we went & heard a couple turkeys gobble on distant ridges, but nothing close....

Al & I heard a bird gobble last night.  We thought he possibly could have been across the hollow from us.  But he was pretty far & we weren't real sure.  So we decided to start in the same spot this morning with our friend, Jesse Riggle.  As luck would have it, we heard a few turkeys gobble.  But unfortunately, they were across from us on another ridge.  Jesse knows the area well.  So we decided to jump in the truck &...

I met up with my good friend, Al Hevner yesterday in the big woods of north-central Pennsylvania.  The weather was gloomy most of the day.  But it really began to clear up towards evening & the next few days looked to be ideal for chasing turkeys!  Al told me he had heard a bird gobbling on a high, narrow mountain top Sunday morning.  So we decided to see if we could put him to bed in the evening.  We jumped around to some dif...

Cousin Matt & I started on a familiar ridge this morning, hoping to hear some gobbling on some nearby ridges.  But to our surprise, we only heard one or two birds on far ridges.  So we decided to walk back to the truck & drive around to get closer.  When we got to the truck, we heard another bird within 100 yards!  He was gobbling good.  But he was in a bad spot.  There was nowhere to set up for the camera....

After a day of chasing uncooperative birds in another county, Eddie & I decided to head back to where we killed his bird two days ago to see if those turkeys were still acting right.  As soon as we got to the top of the ridge, a couple birds gobbled on that same knob as the other day!  But they pitched down & headed away from us.  There was another bird on the ridge behind us gobbling pretty decent.  So we made our way towards...

Eddie heard a bird gobble before dark last night.  Then he watched four of them fly up.  So we at least had a place to start this morning...

As soon as we reached the ridgetop early this morning, they started talking!  There were several birds gobbling.  So we figured all four birds might be gobblers.  We got set up on an old logging road with decoys & started calling to them.  But they didn't show any interest.  They...

After a bird we roosted gave us the slip early this morning, cousin Matt & I jumped in the truck, headed to another spot on some state land & decided to take a long walk.  It was almost 8:30 when we started out the ridge to do some cutt'n & runn'n.  We covered the entire ridgetop with no hits, then crossed a small hollow & up onto another ridge.  The wind began to pick up a little after 9 o'clock.  We were walking a gas line r...

The week beginning April 16th, my dad and I loaded up the rental car and headed for Kansas for the world turkey hunting championships.  It was a really great experience and we met a lot of good people along the way.  After a few days of some really hard hunting, we decided that we were going to give public land a try.  So we ran into a local woman in the hotel parking lot and asked her for some info.  Without any hesitation, M...

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...

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