Doug Max, Author at Great Days Outdoors
Turkey Hunting Tips to Set Up For Success

Turkey Hunting Tips to Set Up For Success

One of the most important parts of turkey hunting is choosing the right set-up. I stood on the high hill as daylight was breaking over Monroe County, Alabama listening to the hard gobbling tom deep in the hollow below me, a perfect start to a perfect spring morning fr...
Alabama Blues: A Declining Turkey Population

Alabama Blues: A Declining Turkey Population

What can be done about our declining turkey population?   For close to fifty years, Alabama has been famous for its great turkey hunting. This reputation is well earned and well deserved. Famous turkey hunters of yesteryear like Ben Rogers Lee and Billy McCoy...
Turkey Season: Early Spring vs Late Spring

Turkey Season: Early Spring vs Late Spring

Whether your turkey season comes early or late, consider the pros and cons of both.   All turkey hunters agree on a couple of things. One, they all like being in the woods when the birds are gobbling. The other is that patience kills turkeys. I have yet to find a...
Hunting a Silent Spring Gobbler

Hunting a Silent Spring Gobbler

What must you do when the mysterious spring gobbler goes silent?   It was nearing the end of the 2014 spring gobbler season when I invited my good friend and sportswriter Alan White to close out the last three days together on my leased property. We headed out...
Turkey Hunting After Controlled Burns

Turkey Hunting After Controlled Burns

When the clear-cuts green up after controlled burns, they attract turkeys like a magnet.   I began the long walk to the backside of the 40-acre burned clear-cut. The stars were shining bright with flydown time nearly an hour away. With my excitement level high,...

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