JWR’s Recommendations of the Week:

Here are JWR’s Recommendations of the Week for various media and tools of interest to SurvivalBlog readers. This week the focus is on raising and hunting turkeys. Yes, some folks are already planning their spring season wild turkey hunts! (See the Books, Instructional Videos, and Gear sections.)

Books (Turkeys):

Storey’s Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition: Breeds, Care, Marketing

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How to Raise Heritage Turkeys on Pasture

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Successful Turkey Hunting

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Field Dressing and Butchering Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Wild Turkeys



Idaho From Above. A 42-minute documentary with some great aerial photography of Idaho scenery. It is available on DVD or free streaming for those with Amazon Prime.

Ford At Fox – The Collection

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I’ve mentioned this production by Marjory Wildcraft before. It is a fantastic DVD set: Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm


Instructional Videos (Turkeys):

A reader suggested these useful free butchering videos for folks who raise or hunt turkeys:

Deboning A Turkey With Prima Ristorante Chef, Peter Chastain

How to Debone and Cook a Turkey Properly

Breaking Down a Whole Turkey

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Turkey Hunting: Turkey Tips 101

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This is well-trodden ground for most post-1967 veterans, but important for newbies: AR-15 bolt carrier group disassembly and reassembly

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Ultimate Guide to the Bump Stock Ban! – The Legal Brief


Gear (Turkeys):

One of my friends who hunts turkeys every year prefers these calls:  FOXPRO Crooked Spur Mouth Call

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For turkey hunting, you will want to use an extra full choke tube.

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Don’t ever let a wild turkey see movement, or your face.

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Uheng 3D Woodland Leafy Camo Suit, Hooded Ghillie Leaf Suit Sets for Hunting / Tactical Camouflage


Make a Suggestion

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