Minden Press-Herald

Apr 19th

Sports Opinion

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Sometimes a ‘heavy dose of silence’ works

It's daybreak; a barred owl hoots and an old gobbler sounds off from the limb where he roosted last night. It's time to start playing the "come hither" game with him.

I'll sneak toward him as close as I dare, 100 yards or so, quietly place a decoy 25 yards in front of the position I'll take as I ease down to sit against a tree.
He'll gobble again and I'll take my calls from my turkey vest and lay them next to me, my box call, slate and the diaphragm call I'll slip in my mouth.

The next time he gobbles, he'll hear the slightest little "yelp..yelp..yelp" from my slate. Then I'll be quiet to see what he does next. If he responds, I'll wait several minutes before repeating my "wake up" yelp. In the gathering light, I know he's preparing to fly down so I take my cap and fan it against my leg to imitate the hen flying from her roost and add a fly-down "cackle" to add realism. The next move is up to the gobbler.

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Alot of interesting things happen in the deer woods

Turkey season is open and if you know me, you know that I'm out there trying to do battle with one of nature's wiliest creatures, the wild turkey gobbler.

So far, gobblers...

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It really does takes teamwork to tag a turkey

As I'm sure you've surmised by now, I'm a turkey hunter. Nothing gets me quite so worked up as to be standing on a hill in the gathering light of a spring morning and hea...

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Pearah is glad his grandad sent him a trophy buck

During deer season just ended, Kelby Pearah who lives in Mansfield, enjoyed some special hunts with his grandfather. Earlier in the season, 24 year old Pearah downed a fi...

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Turkey Federation gives back to local community

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has long been known for holding fund raising banquets to further the cause of the organization's focal critter, the wild turkey...

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