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Turkey Hunting

2024 Georgia Turkey Season Dates

Kids, Mobility Impaired: March 23-24

Public-Land: April 6 – May 15

Private-Land: March 30 – May 15

* Two gobbler per season limit; one-gobbler-per-day restriction.

Memories Of Dale Earnhardt In The Outdoors

Never before have so many grown men cried. I’m not the least bit ashamed to admit I was one of them. By the time the networks broke the news that Dale Earnhardt didn’t make it this time, we already knew. The celebration for Michael Waltrip had just begun in Daytona’s Victory Lane, and Mike Rhodes,…

White Turkey Killed In Dodge County

Bruce Berryhill, of Cochran, swears up and down he did not take his second bird—a snowy white tom—from a farmer’s pen. Bruce did not hear any gobbling on the morning of April 15, so he set up on a food plot. “I caught some movement in the end of the food plot, and it turned…

The Tale Of Ol’ Slick: Michael Waddell’s Hunt For An Old Gobbler

I saw the white capped head appear over the crest of the hill at a distance of about 50 yards. It resembled a submarine periscope as it scanned its environment. I gave a few soft, subtle hen yelps mixed in with a couple of seductive purrs, and almost instantly the old gobbler that had earned…

Turkey Choke: Gobblers Fight It Out For Hours

Charles Futral had witnessed a lot of interesting turkey behavior on his farm in Fayette County in recent years, but what he saw one afternoon last fall takes the prize: two mature gobblers that had been fighting had apparently had become locked bill-in-bill. “I thought their mouths were hung together, because they wouldn’t turn loose,…

Gobbler Hunt, Step By Step

Turkey hunting can be so easy. An hour into opening-day morning of the 1999 Georgia turkey season and Michael Mayfield was sitting with his back to a pine tree watching over his gun barrel as a longbeard strutted steadily toward him – and the bird was already in range. The tables, however, were about to…

Ossabaw Duck And Turkey Hunts Lost?

After months of meetings, hearings and work, the subcommittees revising the Ossabaw Island Comprehensive Management Plan (CMP) have produced a draft of the new CMP, and two changes in particular will have an impact on hunters: both turkey hunting and small-game hunting, including the waterfowl hunts, have been removed. “The deer and the hog hunting…

Realtree-GON Kidʼs Dream Turkey Hunt

As advertised, the Kids Dream Turkey Hunt provided by Realtree and GON was much more than just a turkey hunt. Thanks to the great folks at Realtree, 12-year-old Brett Garrett had the time of his life. Saturday, April 17, 1999 was cold. After nearly two weeks of beautiful, warm spring weather, the morning low dropped…

Gobbler Attacks!

Mark Bennett, an Insurance Agent for the Georgia Farm Bureau, had an experience on March 29 that he’ll never forget. Mark, from Acworth, was out taking pictures of a Cherokee County house for insurance reasons when he noticed a turkey heading in his direction. Instead of putting and heading for the next county, the bird…

Hunting Sharp-Spurred Toms With Waddell, Rickey Joe and Roscoe Reams

Now that the first week of turkey season is coming to a close, you may be left scratching your head. What’s wrong? Maybe you’ve discovered that those special tricks you used last turkey season that nearly had birds running you over just don’t seem to be working that well this season. If you’re in the…

Techno Turkeys: Radio-Tagged Turkeys Studied On Georgia WMAs

A unique and interesting wild turkey research project is in its second year at 8,000-acre Di-Lane Plantation WMA and 1,300-acre Alexander Tract WMA, both in Burke County. Wild turkeys have been trapped and fitted with radio transmitters and then followed through the mating and nesting season—and the results so far are bound to be interesting,…

Turkey Recipes

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Wild In The Kitchen: Peanut Butter Wild Turkey

Peanut Butter Wild Turkey I must admit that I was apprehensive when a friend asked me to try his newly discovered dish. Once he showed me the ingredients, I realized it was a take on a popular Oriental chicken dish. And it is wonderful! 1 turkey breast 2 tbsp salt 2 tbsp white sugar 2…

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Wild In The Kitchen: Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers

Turkey Stuffed Bell Peppers 6 bell peppers 1/2- to 3/4-lb. dark-meat turkey 1 diced onion 3 cloves minced garlic 15-oz. can diced tomatoes 1 cup frozen whole-kernel corn 1 cup cooked white rice Shredded Pepper Jack cheese 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp black pepper Choose bell peppers that will stand up…

Wild In The Kitchen: Wild Turkey Stew Comfort Food

It can be downright chilly at the start of the turkey season, and that’s when most turkeys are taken. Why then not whip up a turkey stew that the whole family will enjoy on a chilly evening? 1/2 wild turkey, shredded 4 red potatoes, quartered 1/4 stick butter 1 large onion, diced 4 tbsp. garlic…