The Fun Of Turkey Hunting

This week on Americana Outdoors presented by Garmin, it’s all about the fun and thrilling adventures that come with turkey hunting! Over the years we’ve seen so many exciting turkey hunts, from putting them down at the Yamaha Turkey Bass Smash, to just going out to test new products and fill the freezer, and every time we go out for one of these encounters we have a good time.

We’ll kick things off with Wade giving us the run down on all things turkey. According to him, the possibilities for hunting turkeys are endless. You can hit the field with compound bows, crossbows, shotguns, and handguns, whatever feels most comfortable for you as the hunter. On the history of this show we’ve also seen a myriad of hunting techniques, some guys prefer to run ’n gun, and others prefer to find a good hiding spot near a roost and call in the toms. Again, it’s all about what works best for you and your hunting style. In Wade’s opinion, one of the most fun aspects of turkey hunting is the conversations he can have with the turkeys when using his calls. Using this approach he lets the turkeys tell him what he needs to do, whether that means he’s running and gunning, or if he’s sitting back and letting them come to him. Another important factor to keep in mind when turkey hunting is what sights you’re using, and Wade will give us his thoughts on choosing sights, and what he personally looks for to get the best shot placement possible.

Later in the show, we’ll hit the field with Wade for a Springtime turkey hunt where he’ll quickly learn that today’s hunt is all about being patient and waiting for the turkeys to come to him. We’ll hear lots of turkey calls, and lots of gobbles! Speaking of calls and gobbles, before the hunt is over we’ll get some great advice for how to approach the daunting task of picking out the best turkey call for you. With over 200 options of box calls, slate calls, and mouth calls to choose from, you won’t want to miss out on the advice Wade has when searching for that perfect call.

As the day is coming to an end, a gaggle of toms appear in the distance, and it’s not long before one of the biggest rio’s Wade has seen presents a perfect shot opportunity. Tune in and see how Wade gets a shot off on this bird, and stay tuned through the end to get a breakdown of all the gear Wade hunts with today!