Wisconsin Sportsman - Your Wisconsin Hunting and Fishing Resource
Are you ready for turkey hunting? About this time every year, hunters around the country are looking forward to filling their freezers full of delicious turkey meat. Wild turkeys taste much different than their farm cousins, and a diet of acorns, insects, beechnuts and wild berries infuse turkey meat with a different flavor and texture than domestic birds. When cooked right, turkey meat is a thing of beauty. That said, even the most avid of turkey hunters will agree that they aren’t exactly pretty birds. In fact, gobblers can be downright ugly, especially if you compare them to North America’s other game birds. So how do you make a turkey tattoo look good?
Here are 13 suggestions....
I don’t remember it being this way in my carefree days of youth, but ticks have become a turkey hunting fact of life. As you read this, chances are good somewhere there’s a tick crawling up the leg of some unsuspecting turkey hunter sitting in the woods. In any pursuit that involves hiking through the woods or even the grasslands, there are ticks out there waiting to suck your blood. Losing a few corpuscles won’t harm you that much, but some ticks may leave you with a longer-lasting parting gift.
The list of tickborne diseases just keeps growing. Take it from someone who spent five days in the hospital and two additional weeks of intravenous antibiotics following a tick bite incurred while turkey hunting—and they never did figure out what I had!
After that experience, I’ve become somewhat of a fanatic about avoiding tick...
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