Posts Tagged ‘turkey hunting’

Turkey Hunting Safety Tips

Friday, May 20th, 2011

TurkeysSpring turkey hunting season in Oregon ends May 31, which means many sportsmen are headed to woods to try and bag a last-minute bird. With so many hunters around, it’s especially important to take as many safety precautions as possible, such as:

Don’t stalk a turkey. You’re more likely to get shot yourself than to bag the bird.

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Thanksgiving Fun with LEDs

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

LED Turkey CenterpieceJust thought we’d brighten your Thanksgiving day with a do-it-yourself LED turkey centerpiece, courtesy Sparkle Labs.

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Turkey Time: What You Need to Land the Perfect Bird

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

Turkey huntingWith Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m sure many of you hunters have already been thinking about Turkey season. Coast recently published a new article, Seven Turkey Hunting Gear Must-Haves, that details all the essential equipment you’ll need to capture the perfect bird for your holiday meal — that is, if your wife doesn’t beat you to it at the local grocery store.

The article lists the seven items and provides a description explaining why each is important and necessary for a successful hunt. For instance, one of the suggested pieces of equipment is a reliable hunting knife specifically for field dressing (which preserves the meat more effectively) in addition to other various uses — a good knife just plain comes in handy in the outdoors.

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Oregon Hunters: It’s Turkey Time!

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

According to the National Wild Turkey Federation, there are now more than 7 million turkeys and 3 million turkey hunters nationwide.  In 1990, nearly 4,000 people hunted turkeys in Oregon; last year, almost 16,500 people hunted turkeys in the state, says the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).  Today, nearly 700 general season tags are still available to hunt fall turkey.  

Fall turkey hunting in Eastern Oregon is limited and requires advance application, but anyone can purchase a tag for the general fall turkey season which runs through Dec. 31, 2008 in 10 Western Oregon counties: Curry, Josephine, Jackson, Coos, Douglas, Lane, Benton, Polk, Marion and Linn. ODFW offers 3,000 tags for this hunt and sells them on a first-come, first-serve basis through the end of the season. Turkey tags cost $18 for residents and $64 for non-residents and the bag limit is one turkey of either sex. 

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