Tag Archives: turkey hunting

Photo: The Joys of Introducing Others to Turkey Hunting

Written by: Simon Perkins, Orvis Adventures


Frazier Blair (left), Els Van Wort, and little Pippa admire the morning’s trophy.
Photo by Simon Perkins

Nothing really compares to hunting turkeys in the spring….besides introducing it to others and watching them experience it for the first time. The other day, I wandered into the woods at. . .

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Turkey Pool Update #5: The Vice Chairman’s on the Board!


Written by: Phil Monahan

Dave Perkins shot a nice bird, but he’ll have to do better to climb the leader board.
Photo by Dave Perkins

We’ve got two more birds to add to the 2014 Orvis Turkey Pool leader board. Vice Chairman Dave Perkins bagged an 18-pounder that sported a heck of a beard, at 9-3/4 inches. That facial hair landed Dave in. . .

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A Tale of Two Girls, Two Turkeys, and a Cow

Written by: Nathan Diesel, Orvis Leawood


These beautiful twin girls were on the author’s mind while he was in the turkey woods.
All photos courtesy Nathan Diesel

Our twin daughters came early and, for me, spring turkey season came late. Don’t misunderstand. Having twin daughters trumps a good turkey hunt any day of the week, but I will admit that I was more than happy when my wife told me that. . .

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Turkey Story: Listening to Good Advice Produces a Show-Me-State Bruiser

Written by: Steve Hemkens, Orvis Rod & Tackle


Steve Hemkens with the biggest turkey he’s ever seen, shot in Missouri.
All photos courtesy Steve Hemkens

I took a pit stop on my cross-country drive to hunt in my home state of Missouri with my Uncle and godfather, Andy Hemkens, on a farm he owns North of Macon. Before I moved to Vermont in 2005, I had hunted two seasons in. . .

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