At NOMAD, we love the excitement and challenge of turkey hunting. It’s one of the most difficult yet rewarding forms of hunting, and like many American outdoor enthusiasts, we are always waiting for spring and fall turkey hunts. However, we all need to be reminded that turkey hunting, however enjoyable, can be a very dangerous sport. When done recklessly, turkey hunts can cause injury and even death.
You may have taken a hunter’s safety course, but it’s always wise to review proper turkey hunting safety so you and your fellow hunters can stay safe in the woods and the fields.
Every single state in the nation, with the exception of Alaska, has wild turkey hunting, making the sport easily-accessible to a vast majority of American hunters.
Some states, however, are better than others. According to Realtree, there are nine states that earn an “A” for turkey hunting. These states are located all over the country, so no matter where you live, you’re within a day’s drive of some world-class turkey hunting. So what are the best states for turkey hunters? Let’s find out...
If you’re a game-bird hunter of any kind, including pheasant, quail, duck, or goose, you need to be a reliable shooter if you want to have consistent success. Sure, modern shotgun technology, including choke advancements, autoloaders, and premium loads, have made shotguns better than ever, but it still takes a skilled hunter to drop a fast-flying bird moving with the wind at 30 yards.
One of the best ways to maintain your shotgun proficiency throughout the year and hit the ground running come opening day is to participate in clay pigeon shooting.
This sport can be enjoyed with larger groups or just you and your buddy, so let’s learn more about clay pigeon shooting and why you should get started this weekend.
The experience of deer hunting is certainly the best part. The second best? Many hunters would say it’s eating all that delicious and versatile deer meat.
There are many ways that you can use your deer meat, so let’s look at some of your options...
Remember that proper cleaning and processing is essential. Whether you are completely processing the deer yourself or simply field dressing it for the meat locker, you should always take the utmost care to avoid injury and the spread of disease, bacteria, and parasites.
When you head to the woods and fields, you need top-quality apparel from head to toe. That means high-quality hunting pants that allow for flexible movements and less noise. It means base layers that keep you comfortable while pulling sweat away from your body.
In cold weather, it also means high-quality hunting jackets from NOMAD. Our jackets use the most advanced technology and fabrics to create a garment that meets the needs of the most demanding hunters in the woods.
From the cool mornings of early season to the frigid chills of winter, a hunting jacket from NOMAD will help you stay warm, comfortable, and effective on the hunt.
You might have to go all the way back to the invention of gun powder to find an innovation that is more important to shotgun technology than the barrel choke.
Although it seems like a simple, practically-obvious invention, the choke wasn’t actually a major factor in shotgun design until the mid-20th century. The first interchangeable choke system is believed to have been released in the 1960’s. It’s now one of the most important factors for shotgun selection, and it has just as much (sometimes more) influence on shotgun effectiveness as does shot size, shell length, gauge, and barrel length.