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Spring Gobbler Hunting

Bruce Ingram photo

Every year on the first weekend in April, my wife Elaine and I drive to the Johnson City area, stop by Mahoney’s Outfitters to pick up a hunting license, and then head for a rental house on the side of an East Tennessee mountain. more

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It’s estimated that only 30,000 wild turkeys, Meleagris gallopavo, were left in North America by the early 1900s. European settlers regarded wild turkeys as a walking feast and they were hunted wherever they were encountered. more

Mountain Explorer

The first time I went spring gobbler hunting with Larry Proffitt of Elizabethton, Tennessee, was on an East Tennessee mountain. Proffitt positioned us against a hardwood and pulled out a call I had never seen used before…a trumpet. more

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