In iSportsman’s Master the Call Series, we’ll take a look at different calls of the wild turkey and discuss what the call is good for, when to use it and share with you from the web a good example of what it sounds like and how it to make the call. Today, we'll be explaining what the yelp call is, why it's used, and how to effectively use it to snag your next turkey.
Remington Ammunition, one of the best in American built projectiles, announces their brand new 2023 product lineup of ammo. From the Core-Lokot bullets to new leading handgun loads and more, Remington Ammunition has you covered this hunting season.
Bushnell, one of the leading figures in performance optics, launches the new Match Pro ED 15x56mm Binocular. One of the best hunting binoculars, this optic is designed for long-range precision hunters, helping them with spotting, ranging, target sizing, and shot correction. Every Match Pro ED Binocular features a fully multi-coated extra low dispersion prime objective lenses, and BAK-4 Abbe-Koenig roof prisms with PC3 dielectric phase coatings to ensure 92% light transmissions. In addition, these binoculars are perfect for any weather condition with the inclusion of Bushnell’s EXO-Barrier, allowing for high resolution regardless of the elements.
Turkey hunting has many challenges but one that is often overlooked is proper target acquisition. That problem can be resolved by choosing the right turkey gun sights.
Unlike other sporting birds that are shot while flying, turkeys are taken most often as they feed on the forest floor. The favored target is the brain and neck vertebrae as the turkey sticks its head up to investigate their surroundings. However, getting a proper sight picture on a target that bobs and weaves like an arcade whack-a-mole game can be almost impossible.
Springtime; the weather is getting warmer, the birds are out, and for most outdoorsmen, you are back inside daydreaming of next fall. Some may see springtime as the time of year to hang up your hunting boots and practice your range shooting. However, that is not totally necessary. While springtime hunting takes some thinking outside of the buck, we’ve compiled five springtime hunting opportunities for you to pursue this “offseason.”
Barnett is introducing a new line of King Rat Slingshots for hunters of any age. Inspired by Barnett founder David Barnett’s childhood, the King Rat Slingshot line is perfect for any early hunters, or for anyone looking to relive the excitement of young adventures. The line is available in many different models, including the Havoc, Havoc Hunter, Cobra, Black Widow, Black Widow Hunter, and Ambush designs. The full line is suitable for beginners practicing their aim, plinking, or taking on smaller animals like rodents.
Irish Setter just launched the lightest rubber boots in their entire history, the Irish Setter MudTrek rubber boots. These boots are 17-inches, non-insulated and topped with 7mm neoprene for ultimate waterproof protection. They are available in Realtree EDGE camo, to help you blend in with your surroundings. The highly effective TempSens technology helps regulate your temperature, so that in hot weather moisture is wicked away and evaporated for cooling, while in cold weather it creates a thermal barrier to maintain heat.
Last week we had a gorgeous early spring day here in Central Pennsylvania. Not one of those almost too-warm afternoons that brings everyone into frenzy, but a pleasantly mild 50-some degrees, truly my favorite weather. I took the opportunity to head straight from work to scout for deer in the mountains.
Many folks shed hunt this time of year, which I somewhat do, but what I am really searching for is buck sign leftover from last fall's rut. During winter, the deer in this area herd up in thermal hemlock valleys which they don't frequent nearly as much during hunting season, so shed hunting does not benefit me substantially. Early spring prior to green-up is a tremendous time to be searching for new spots. I am looking for general areas with good deer concentrations, and next fall I will do stealth recon missions to verify there are bucks using the area and pinpoint stand locations. The combination of signs I look for are quite simple, yet require tuned-in observation to locate: convergence of deer trails, typically on benches, saddles, and other map features; with scrapes and rubs (preferably big) in the vicinity; and, food (acorns) and bedding within easy reach.
These bagels make for a hearty handheld meal and are truly delicious. If you’re into a high stack of meat on your sandwich, allot ½ lb of venison per person. If you’d prefer a normal amount of meat, do ¼ lb instead.
Hunting is a wonderful hobby, but it can take a lot of energy to plan and execute a successful trip. Sometimes you might just feel like spending the weekend at home after a long work week, relaxing with your family. But maybe you still want to get that same outdoorsy feeling at home as you do when you’re out on the prowl. While nothing can truly compare to the exhilaration and joy that comes with being on a great hunt, these five films do a good job at giving you that same rugged, adventurous feeling.