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Turkey Hunting - the Basics

Jun 13, 2008
Turkey is a large North American bird and is a staple diet of the North America. Americans were introduced to Turkey by the pilgrims in 1620 and since then there have been various varieties or breeds of Turkey which are available. Turkey is a delicacy mainly used during the Thanksgiving. The most common breeds of Turkey are Bourbon Red, White Holland and the Bronze.

Turkey Hunting is a favorite recreational sport as well as a profession of a few people. Though, not everyone can go into a forest and hunt for Turkeys. You need to have a game hunting license as well as a Turkey permit. The hunting game license can be of different kinds which are : small game, big game, conservation legacy, sportsman, super sportsman, junior hunting , nonresident super sportsman and nonresident hunting. Each of these licenses require a fee which is mandated by the state laws. Also for each kind of hunting license there are residency rules imposed by the state. One person is allowed to have one Turkey permit in a year.

Now for getting a license for hunting you will need to show that you have got the license earlier before. If you are a beginner then you will need to take a course for hunter education. Also, if you want to do bow hunting then you will need to take another course in bow hunting.

The main season when Turkey hunting is done is either spring or fall. Areas where Turkey hunting is done are usually in the bottom lands, wooded areas and are away from the human habitat. The reason is simple because you need to have silence and stillness while hunting for the Turkey. The equipment that you can use while doing Turkey hunting is bow or shotgun.
What is the definition of a good hunting rifle or shotgun you will ask ? A good hunting shotgun is one which is specifically made for hunting and can withstand years of rough use while hunting. Toughness is one factor that is of prime importance than a few others. That is why knowing what to look for in a shotgun is important so that you can make an informed decision.

You cannot use the rifles or handguns for Turkey hunting. The other requirements are that you cannot use bait for hunting and dogs are only allowed during the fall season.

If you know the rules and have experience in hunting then Turkey hunting can be the best recreational sport for you.
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