Welcome to the show, Turkey Season is finally here we made it through winter and spring hunting is upon us. I know a lot of guys chase predators and water fowl all winter but to me spring turkey and bear is kind of that turning point where I start get out and doing a lot more and this year is no exception I have a bunch of hunting to do over the next couple months and I’m super excited to chase some thunder chickens this weekend.
I have always been a fan of chasing birds around the mountain and love to locate a big gobbler down in a whole and make a move to call him in. This episode is pretty special as Wil Askew was the very first episode I ever did way back two years ago where we talk a lot more about specific tactics than we did in this episode. Still a great conversation about turkey hunting mountain birds vs valley birds with a some great turkey hunting takeaways. This episode might even convince a couple non-turkey hunters to give it a try. There’s plenty of time to chase bears in may. Hope you guys enjoy this episode with an Old friend and good luck to those headed to the woods this weekend.
Starting The Rich Outdoors (6:35)
Turkeys VS Bears (8:05)
Turkey hunting with kids (12:05)
Wil’s history and turkey hunting out west (17:05)
Subspecies of Turkeys (20:35)
Barometric pressure and weather (24:05)
Moon phases: (26:50)
Transition from rookie to pro (35:35)
Finding turkeys in the spring (42:50)
Best western state for turkey hunting (49:45)
Going deep for turkeys (59:45)
What you need to get started and favorite calls (1:02:35)
Locator call (1:07:55)
Wil’s Gear List:
Favorite Box Call: Lynch Mob Calls Intimidator Turkey Box Call, Walnut
Favorite Friction Call: Woodswise Aluminum
Favorite Reeds: Lynch Mob Calls-Bat Wing-3 Reed-T601
Favorite decoys: DSD alert hen and Heads Up Tom with a real fan.
Favorite Vest or Pack: Tenzing TZ BV15XL Bird Vest, Green, X-Large/XX-Large
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