Nearly 100,000 turkey hunters statewide spend their mornings tiptoeing through forests and fields trying to entice a big gobbler into shooting range. About 30,000 of them find success each year, enough to catapult Michigan to the No. 7 spot for spring turkey hunting nationally.
A bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the northwestern state of Oregon made it through the state Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.
State wildlife officials, responding to a declining number of deer in the Upper Peninsula due to harsh winters, have drawn up a list of options, including a ban on deer hunting in that region in the fall.
Visitors can walk through a man-made cypress swamp, go bowling or shoot arrows at the archery range. A 105-room hotel designed like a hunting lodge has balconies overlooking the indoor swamp. There are also live ducks, alligators and fish.
Introduced by Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and passed 51 to 49 in a voice vote yesterday afternoon, SA 838 supports and would fund state efforts to take possession of federal and public lands, a move that many fear would result in those lands being sold off to the highest bidder.
Every turkey hunter loves to yelp, cluck, cutt, cackle and kee-kee, but do you know what you’re saying, or are you just making noise? We asked some champion turkey callers and elite hunters how they communicate with gobblers.