The glory days of turkey hunting are now. Turkey populations across the country are at all-time highs, and hunters have more opportunities than ever before. But the golden age of turkey hunting, characterized by a growing number of enthusiastic hunters and a shrinking land base, has introduced a unique challenge: pressure. And bagging a pressured gobbler can be tricky.
Brian Lovett's Hunting Pressured Turkeys examines the modern turkey hunting scene and offers a concise, in-depth explanation of how to scout for, set up on, and kill wary longbeards. Lovett explains how turkeys react to human pressure and various terrain features and covers the essential skills of calling. He provides complete strategies for hunting different times of day, aggressive versus subtle approaches, and troubleshooting tough birds. Peppered with vivid color photos and entertaining anecdotes from the author's days afield, Hunting Pressured Turkeys is a delight to read and a helpful guide for figuring out the pressured-turkey puzzle on your own.
Brian Lovett is the former editor of Turkey & Turkey Hunting and Realtree Turkey Hunting magazines. He has written and edited several other turkey hunting books, including the 2005 Turkey Hunter's Almanac. He lives in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.