Welcome to The Rich Outdoors podcast. Spring hunting is here and I have seen a ton of gobblers hitting the ground already. Actually, as this podcast airs, I am going to be in Oregon chasing thunder chickens for my first nonresident Oregon hunt. I hear a lot of people talk about bear hunting vs turkey hunting. To me, it doesn’t really make sense, I’m all for both. In two months you can easily do plenty of both and throw in a pig hunt, couple shed hunting trips, maybe a bow fishing trip or 5. Yes to all of it. I love chasing true mountain birds, I have nothing against people shooting valley birds, but to me, I would rather comb the mountains all day trying to locate a bird and chase him just like I would a big bull elk. It is just what I like to do.
In this episode, I am joined by world-renowned turkey caller and accomplished elk hunter, Chris Parrish. We talk about some of the similarities and differences between chasing turkeys and elk. We also go over many of the mistakes people make and how to go from being a good turkey caller to a great turkey caller.
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Also, stay tuned after the show as I have an iTunes 5 star shout out and a TRO hoody to give away!
Start – Introduction to Chris Parrish
Chris’s Background – 9:23
What Drives You – 12:52
The Hunt: When & How – 18:55
Calling: Sequence & Tactics – 42:45
Dynamics – 52:17
Decoys & Setups – 1:07:54
Phelps Turkey Calls – 1:19:16