Solid hunting advice from the world’s most famous turkey hunter.
Before the celebrated “return” of American wild turkey populations, a boy named Ray Eye was born into a hunting tradition rooted in one of the remaining turkey strongholds, deep in the Missouri Ozark Mountains. He grew up living with those turkeys and essentially becoming one of them. It is because of this experience that Ray Eye is truly qualified to write his Turkey Hunter’s Bible. His sense of history and his perspective on wild turkeys will be appreciated by every turkey hunter.
Ray has decided to lay all of his cards face up on the table, revealing exactly what he does to find, scout, call, and kill turkeys from one end of their range to the other. He goes into intimate detail about everything, including the secret to calling turkeys any day of the year! Now as an added bonus, a DVD will come packaged with the book detailing the various calls you can use to lure a turkey, as well as different turkey hunting tactics. Readers everywhere can be thankful he’s taken the time to share his vast mental library of turkey hunting knowledge.
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About the Author
Ray Eye is without a doubt the most famous turkey hunter in the world. With more than forty-five years of turkey hunting experience, he has a huge following. His hunting adventures have appeared in countless newspapers, national magazines, books, videos, DVDs, and outdoor television shows. With his own website, turkey hunting blog (on Outdoorlife.com), television and radio shows, and Chasing Spring DVDs, Eye’s name is synonymous with turkey hunting.
Table of Contents
About the Author ix
1 The History of the Missouri Ozarks, Return of the Wild Turkey, and My Family's Hunting Heritage 1
2 The Formative Years 13
3 The "Good Ole Days" of Turkey Hunting 26
4 Secrets of a Professional Turkey Hunter 34
5 Pecking Order and Seasonality of Wild Turkeys 46
6 Calling is Everything 50
7 Myth of the Call-Shy Turkey 54
8 Tools of the Trade 69
9 What is Aggressive Calling? 85
10 Turkeys are Just Turkeys 90
11 What's Wrong with the Turkeys? 100
12 The Role of People Pressure 108
13 Scouting and Roosting 126
14 The Final Approach 133
15 Early Season 143
16 Breeding Season 149
17 Late Season, Post-Breeding 156
18 2011 "Chasing Spring™" Hunt Breakdown 163
19 Storytime with Uncle Ray 182
20 The Future of Turkey Hunting 214