The Oregon turkey hunting season is here and will last until May 31. Like big game hunting, a lot of knowledge and experience (not to mention good hunting knives) goes into a good turkey hunt, but for some hunters getting started can be a bit overwhelming. The following is a list of turkey hunting resources that you’ll want to read before heading out on a hunt. Even if you’re an experienced hunter it doesn’t hurt to brush up on the basics before going out.
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Many hunters make the unfortunate mistake of taking along the wrong knife when they head out into the forest. Not all hunting knives are the same – large Bowie knives are often too big to cleanly skin a wild turkey, while trying to gut an elk with a skinning knife is equally difficult. The main difference between different hunting knives is the types of blade they feature. The following is important information about the two main types of blades used in hunting knives – drop point and clip point. Enjoy!
Let’s face it – hunting and fishing enthusiasts aren’t always the easiest people to shop for. If you got your favorite hunter or angler a high-quality hunting or fishing knife last year, chances are he or she still has it and it is in great condition. And while hunting or fishing accessories and LED flashlights all make great gifts too, you can’t keep giving the same few gifts year after year. Luckily for you, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has a perfect solution to your gift-giving woes: hunting and fishing licenses!
Coast recently published an informative article titled How to Skin a Turkey for Thanksgiving, and just in time! Many inexperienced hunters are so excited to bag their first bird that they neglect to learn what they need to do with the bird after its bagged. Well, the Coast article has all the information you need to properly field dress and skin a Thanksgiving turkey. Here are a few highlights.
Good news for hunting enthusiasts! The Northwest Oregon Permit Zone will reopen the seasonal goose hunt this Saturday, and the birds are aplenty!
The fall hunting season is a great time of year, with game both big and small ready to be bagged. But there’s nothing worse than going to field dress your recent kill and realizing your hunting knife is dull and useless. Whether it’s a buck or a turkey, field dressing requires a sharp, strong blade. Here are our Top 3 hunting knife picks for the 2010 fall season.
Fall is finally here, and with it comes the fun and adventure of turkey hunting season. But before you grab your LED flashlight and hunting knife and head out into the woods, it’s good to make sure you know the basic ins-and-outs of fall turkey hunting. Here are a few useful tips for a successful hunt this year.
Any hunter knows the importance of proper knife maintenance and care, at least, he should. ”Knife sharpening seems like an easy task, but it is one of the most commonly overlooked aspects of hunting trip preparedness,” opens Coast’s article, Sharpening Hunting Knives, which thoroughly details the steps and methods hunters use for keeping their blades sharp. If you’re a new hunter, or perhaps a seasoned veteran that needs a refresher, this article provides some essential tips and tricks for keeping your knives useful.
As the article’s author points out, “You can own the most expensive, elaborate blade available, but if it is not properly sharpened, it probably won’t work the way you need it to when you need it the most.” And that goes for all your hunting equipment as well. For instance, what good is a weapon without properly loading its ammunition? Or an LED flashlight with dead batteries? Providing proper maintenance for all your hunting gear is as basic a principle as they come.