Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Talkin’ Turkey with Grand National Champ in Turkey Men, Volume Two

Volume Two continues to interview exceptional hunters
For turkey hunters, the new normal of turkey season starting five days later and two tags lighter, is still a painful reality to grasp. The decreased opportunity to hunt turkeys does not diminish the passion that hunters carry for the sport. Reading about the men who dedicate their time, travel and technical expertise in pursuit of turkeys elsewhere is a good medicine. The hunting calendar places the Lowcountry on the cusp of another long deer season, creating new hunt memories, just like the full camo adventures told in Turkey Men, Volume Two.
A turkey calling CD comes with Volume Two
Colletonian readers may recall that the Turkey Men Volume One hardcover coffee table book published prior to Spring of 2017.  The book publisher was set to duplicate that schedule in 2018 but when the author had an unexpected health issue affecting his vision, volume two was delayed until after turkey hunting season ended. Of course sometimes things happen for a reason, and this delay allowed for a CD of turkey talk with Dave Owens to be included inside the book, right after Owens was crowned Grand National Turkey-Calling Champion. 

Dave Owens is from Acworth, Georgia and he won the calling contest at the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention in the Spring of 2018. Competing against 45 other pro turkey callers, Owens laid down the best renditions of tree calls, yelps, clucking and fighting purrs for the expert judges to digest. Owens has completed the U.S. Super Slam of turkey hunting. How difficult is it to tag a wild turkey in 49 states? The book states that 235 times as many mountain climbers have reached the top of Mt. Everest.

To view the entire feature article in the newspaper click on Colletonian.

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