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Alex and Justin Wangeman Double Up!

In April 2019, Alex and Justin roosted these public land toms the night before their hunt, but had to wait it out until after 9 am for the toms to break away from their hens and come in on a rope. Toms gobbling in the hunters’ faces at 10 yards is an experience Alex says he and his brother will never forget. Both birds had about 10-inch beards and 1.25-inch spurs.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and product endorsements expressed in this video are those of the filmmakers/videographers and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

Parker’s 2018 Turkey

The video of Parker’s 2018 turkey hunt was submitted by Bert Cothern. Despite rainy conditions, two mature gobblers come to the decoys and put on a show before young Parker pull the trigger on one of the birds.

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and product endorsements expressed in this video are those of the filmmakers/videographers and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

“NWTF Turkey Contest 2019” – Jess Cowell

The film took top honors in NWTF TV’s turkey hunting video contest for the “1-5 min category.”

Jess Cowell chronicled her boyfriend’s turkey hunting season and compiled it for this digital short!

Disclaimer: The views, opinions and product endorsements expressed in this video are those of the filmmakers/videographers and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Wild Turkey Federation.

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)

Kickin’ Gobbler Corn Dogs

Recipe: Kickin’ Gobbler Corn Dogs
by Josh Dahlke | @thehungerofficial

Wild turkey legs are super underrated. These prime cuts continually get a bad rap for being inedible—too tough, too dry … the list of fallacies is endless. I’m here to preach some truth about turkey legs and share a recipe that will make you a believer.

No doubt, legs from a wild turkey are lean, mean machines that are built for running and fighting. But, just like any wild game, making turkey legs suitable for the table all comes down to cooking technique. For tougher cuts of any meat, never forget about using a meat grinder! Hot dogs and other sausages are usually a great fit for “texturally challenged” protein.

This recipe for gobbler corn dogs is doubly awesome because, if you want, you can stop after Part 1. There’s nothing wrong with tossing a gobbler dog onto a bun with some ketchup and mustard. However, I guarantee you won’t regret saving at least a few dogs for a coating of my killer corn dog batter and a quick swim in some peanut oil.

PART 1: Hot Dogs

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 6-8)

3 pounds boneless wild turkey leg meat
2 pounds pork trim/fat
Hot dog casings
1 tbsp. salt
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. mustard seeds
1/2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp. paprika
1/4 tbsp. nutmeg
Skewers

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Cube turkey and pork.
  2. Mix dry seasonings.
  3. Assemble meat grinder.
  4. Grind cubed turkey and pork together.
  5. Add dry seasoning blend to ground turkey and pork. Mix thoroughly by hand.
  6. Feed hot dog casing onto stuffer attachment of grinder. Tie a knot on the end of the casing.
  7. Stuff hot dog casing with seasoned meat, twisting into hot dogs as you go.
  8. Pre-cook hot dogs as you move onto the next step of making corn dog batter.


PART 2: Corn Dog Batter

INGREDIENTS (SERVES 6-8)

1 cup corn meal
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
1-1/2 to 2 cups milk
1/2 cup diced sweet corn
Peanut oil
Corn starch

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak skewers in water for 20+ minutes until saturated.
  2. Dice sweet corn.
  3. Combine corn meal, flour, baking powder, diced sweet corn, and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  4. Whisk egg until liquid and add to batter mix.
  5. Add milk.
  6. Mix batter until smooth.
  7. Pour batter into tall cup.
  8. Insert skewers into pre-cooked hot dogs.
  9. Coat skewered hot dogs in corn starch.
  10. Dip hot dogs in batter and deep fry in peanut oil until golden brown.
  11. Serve with homemade onion rings.

 

US Forest Service: Fire and Forest Health

On the Tahoe National Forest, wildland firefighters prepare for yet another fire season. But wildland firefighters aren’t the only Tahoe National Forest employees trying to stop catastrophic wildfires and increase forest health. Explore why our forests have changed and what’s being done to reverse this trend.

Video credit: US Forest Service

Weatherby 18i Review

Susan Delk, NWTF associate editor, takes Weatherby’s new 18i inertia shotgun out to the Palmetto Shooting Complex for some trigger time on its trap and skeet fields. Also, she gets some pointers from PSC manager, Rhett Simmons.

Sponsored by Weatherby

Five [for] 5: NWTF’s R3 Outfitter Pilot Hunt 2

Travis Sumner takes first time hunter, Brad Brondsema, to The Country Lodge in southern Illinois and they are hosted by Matt Duffy on Brad’s very first turkey hunt after completing Illinois’ Learn To Hunt program.

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