Thought I’d share a few of my better photos of this past Tuesday’s spring shotgun wild turkey season hunt with you. One of the many reasons I love spring wild turkey hunting in Nebraska is calling in and watching a big, old tom like this one. The words of Ben Franklin ring true when I am observing wild turkeys. For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly… For the Truth the Turkey is in Comparison a much more respectable Bird, and withal a true original Native of America… His is besides, though a little vain & silly, a Bird of Courage, and would not hesitate to attack… —Benjamin Franklin, 1784 Of course, as a hunter, harvesting a wild tom turkey in the spring is always a bonus.
If you’ve taken a bearded bird in the springtime and never made wild turkey soup, you may want to try this unique, absolutely delicious recipe: Kluver’s Wild Turkey Noodle Soup.
Also, you can get information about wild turkeys and turkey hunting in Nebraska by clicking here.