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The Plumage Fascination

May 16, 2017


  “Occasionally in life, as we flow along, we are presented with ideas or opportunities that alter our lives immediately and dramatically-the resumption of an academic career, a sudden change in occupation, the pursuit of some lurking artistic interest, or a consuming love affair. Unexpectedly, something presents itself that we know is exactly the thing […]

Do Wild Turkeys Influence Quail or Grouse Populations

May 4, 2017


Do Wild Turkeys Influence Quail or Grouse Populations? (Side Bar to Fake News Turkeys of 5/2/17) Professor, Craig A. Harper, Institute of Agriculture, University of Tennessee Northern bobwhite and ruffed grouse populations have declined considerably in various areas over the past 20 years. At the same time, wild turkey populations have increased significantly. Without supporting […]

Fake News – Turkeys

May 2, 2017


  There are though, strangely enough, stupid turkeys…Some of them, like a great many men you may have met, have a tendency to open their mouths too much. And, as with younger men, the younger turkeys sin principally in this respect. – Tom Kelly It seems, much like in our political climate, when it comes […]

A Turkey Kind of Spring

June 7, 2016


  Outtakes from my 2016 Photo Journey     Permission to land please, over.             Birds marching to the beat of their own drum.     Or flying to the beat of their wings.     An impromptu meeting under falling spring snow.             Gobbling, […]

A Long Shot

May 24, 2016


  I’m not ever surprised by anything nature’s children astonish me with, and no more so than when it comes to bearded men. – RGB If you are a turkey hunter, what is the one sound you most want to hear just prior to mornings first light? If you said gobbles you’d be in the […]

Choose Wisely

April 26, 2016


  Every second you are in contact with a mature gobbler, events and circumstances take place, any one of which could have a direct bearing on your losing the game.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             […]

A Turkey Hunter’s Photo Journey

June 9, 2015


  Today I take you on a two-month journey from spring 2015 during which time I shot more than 18,000 images of America’s grandest bird, the wild turkey. The following are a representation of that body of work along with a couple of birds I actually removed from the population. Enjoy the trip.     […]