Learn to Hunt

Planting Chufa – A How-to Guide

Chufa (Chew-fa) is one of the most popular crops planted for wild turkeys. Travis Sumner, NWTF Hunting Heritage Center and Habitat Manager, gives instruction on how to prep for, plant and maintain a chufa plot on your hunting property.

Buy Chufa and other seed today by visiting seedstore.nwtf.org. (must have NWTF member ID to set up login)

Don’t Over Call

When you make that first call and that turkey cuts you off, that turkey is telling you he “wants to take a ride in your truck.” Eddie Salter goes through how to handle that roosted turkey that is gobbling to your calls.

Toughest Toms

2 of America’s best turkey hunters talk about their least favorite bird to hunt during the spring. Scott Ellis and Steve Stoltz share tips on how to combat tough toms.

Friction Calling Tips

Three of the most decorated Grand National Calling Championship callers in the friction division share their call preferences. Bobby Woods, Matt Van Cise and Pat Strawser talk about slate, aluminum and glass pot calls and even highlight running a box call.

Gun Fitting

Rhett Simmons, manager of the Palmetto Shooting Complex, talks about key things to look for when fitting a gun to a new hunter or recreational shooter.

Trumpet Tactics

Mark Prudhomme breaks down step by step his secret to working gobblers close and tight with a trumpet call.

Calling Softly

Preston Pittman discusses the importance of being able to call softly to wary gobblers.

Choosing Ammo

It is important to choose the best ammunition for the type of recreation shooting you will be doing. Rhett Simmons, manager of the Palmetto Shooting Complex, discusses the best options to look for whether shooting skeet, trap or sporting clays.

Breaking down a Wild Turkey

Once you have bagged a spring gobbler, the true work sets in. It is now time to break down the bird to get incredible table fare and also possibly preserve parts of the bird as mementos from the hunt. Josh Dahlke of The Hunger guides you through the entire process.

Avoiding Mistakes

NWTF member, Nate Hosie shares his best secret for avoiding mistakes while in the spring woods.


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