Tag Archives: turkey hunting

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. . .


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. . .


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. . .


Pick Your Favorite in the 2014 Orvis Turkey Pool for a Chance to Win Serious Hunting Gear!

Written by: Reid Bryant

Scott McEnaney tied with Jordan Smith in last year’s competition.

Turkey time is special here at Orvis. We run out at lunchtime to scout for strutters in the hayfields; diaphragm calls rattle with the loose change in our pockets; and we become tight-lipped about our. . .


Check Out the Competitors in the 2014 Orvis Turkey Pool

Written by: Phil Monahan

Here are the. . .uh. . .”athletes” who will be competing in this year’s Orvis Turkey Pool. Read through their bios and look carefully at the photos. Can you gain any insights into who might be the hot trigger in the woods this May? Whether you use some sort of elaborate formula or just go