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Wild Turkey Podcast Series: Opening Day Success

Wild Turkey Podcast Series: Opening Day Success

Land & Legacy  / 

Posted on April 26, 2021

Show Notes

This week was the kickoff to Missouri spring turkey season and we couldn't have been more excited. It's a 12 month process of habitat work and planning to ensure the population is healthy and sustainable. It hasn't always been this way though, there have been recent seasons of past that forced us into hunting other farms to give what few turkeys there were a break. The population has rebounded and we're in for a fun season!

Opening day of season was kicked off with the production team of Slate + Glass filming for the National Wild Turkey Federation online show "Turkey Call." With birds roosted the night prior by Chainsaw Chad we felt we had a great chance. Keep in mind this was our first official hunt as the landowners of this property, so that morning had more meaning that others. As a landowner there is a responsibility to ensure you're doing what's beneficial for the landscape, not just what you want. We've been managing this farm over the years with timber thinning, burning, prescribed fire, and of course food plots, and turkeys have taken notice.

We discuss the opening day hunts on this podcast and how we've watched the turkey population rise and fall, and rise again and how we use state regulations as well as personal observations to put together a plan of harvest. Tune in to hear about our opening day! #ForLoveoftheLand

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