Rifles, Tips & More for Successful Spring Turkey Hunting

Posted by Dan Carlson on Mar 30th 2021

Rifles, Tips & More for Successful Spring Turkey Hunting

Rifles for turkey hunting?
Yes, you may use a rifle to legally harvest a turkey in 10 states, and an air rifle in two more. Why would anyone want to? Read the article HERE.

Tips for spring turkey hunters
This is a 3-minute video produced by Nebraska Game and Parks. It’s full of good reminders for experienced hunters and has plenty of information for new hunters. Watch it HERE.

Video on how to field dress a turkey
Nebraska Game and Parks held a Facebook workshop showing how to clean and dress a wild turkey. See it HERE.

Apply for coveted Idaho big-game tags
The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts begins on April 1 and runs through April 30. Learn how to apply HERE.

Utah DWR proposes decrease in general-season deer permits for 2021
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists recommended a decrease in the number of general-season permits for the 2021 deer hunt and are asking for the public’s feedback on that recommendation and a variety of other big game proposals. Find out more HERE.

Missouri to have a black bear hunting season this fall
The Missouri Department of Conservation announced that the Missouri Conservation Commission gave the green light to a black bear hunt from October 18 – 27 this year. Get details HERE.

World Record American elk taken with a bow
Shawn O’Shea’s Non-Typical American Elk scored an incredible 449 4/8” and is now the largest bow-harvested Non-Typical American Elk in North America. Read his story HERE.

Delta Waterfowl names new VP
Delta Waterfowl has promoted Becky Sicble to vice president of operations. Sicble most recently held the position of human resources manager for The Duck Hunters Organization. Learn more about Ms.Sicble HERE.

U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules against Second Amendment
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled the Second Amendment does not guarantee the right to bear arms outside the home. Expect an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. See the story HERE.

Firearm industry’s economic impact rises 232% since 2008
The total economic impact of the firearm and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $63.5 billion in 2019, a 232 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from approximately 166,000 to over 342,330, a 106 percent increase in that period, according to a report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation®. Discover more HERE.

Benelli USA doubles down in its support for the NSSF
Benelli USA announced a second financial contribution to the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) to support leadership and overall operations. The donation will help the NSSF continue their steadfast mission in promoting and preserving recreational shooting and second amendment rights. The contribution of $50,000 to the NSSF follows a previous donation of the same amount this past December. Read the details HERE.

Camping reservations required for Nebraska’s Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala
Starting this summer, all campers will need a reservation to stay overnight at campgrounds and beach areas at Lake McConaughy and Lake Ogallala state recreation areas during the peak season. Learn more HERE.