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...

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...

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 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...

It was another one of those clear sky, dark moon kind of mornings.  I slowly made my way up the steep, wooded sidehill searching for roosted turkeys.  The last time I was in this particular roost site was six days ago & I was fortunate to crawl underneath some hens.  But by the time I reached some of the trees they were in last time, I still hadn't found any.  I continued up the steep slope & finally saw a few blobs in the tre...

To say the least, it was very chilly this morning!  There was high pressure & a pretty good frost on the ground as I made the trek into another roost site.  It made things a little more difficult, that's for sure!  The sky was partly cloudy & the moon wasn't visible today.  As I started up through the woods scanning the treetops, I had a hard time seeing my hand in front of my face, let alone birds that might have been thirty...

After a three day rest, I decided to go back to my favorite roost site.  The last time in there, the only turkeys roosted there were two longbeards & a hen.  So as I made my way up to the ridgetop, I hoped for some talkative hens.  I went through my normal routine of slowing down & scanning the treetops as I eased out the logging road. I stopped & listened for gobblers spitting.  But I didn't see or hear anything as I neared t...

Please reload

Please reload

Follow Us
  • Wix Facebook page
  • YouTube Classic