It's almost turkey time. This has been one of the roughest winters in many years here in Utah, especially in Northern Utah around the Browning headquarters. The image below is from an employee's neighborhood, just a few miles north of the Browning offices. About 90-100 Rios live in two adjoining canyons . . . and nearly all of them winter in the canyon shown. The deep snow and nearly a month of below zero nighttime temperatures and below freezing daytime temperatures were taking a toll on the birds. Several weeks ago the NWTF took the initiative and installed two feeders in the canyon. The improvement with the birds has been significant. On Browning property we also have a feeder and a good flock has been using it all winter.
|A "herd" of about 90 birds - some strutting already - slowly make way for traffic.
||One of the NWTF provided feeders.
This brings to mind Turkey Shotguns. We have noticed a trend over the past few years where Turkey guns are divided into two categories. 1) Very cheap guns with few features (mostly pumps and single shots) and 2) Specialized high end shotguns with advanced sighting systems and excellent chokes included. There is probably a third category, which is just use your field gun for turkeys. We are all hunters and we know you could take a turkey with just about any shotgun model. But if you are a person who understands the difference in how you feel driving your 3/4 ton pickup compared to a lightweight jelly bean commuter car then you will understand. A commuter will get you from point A to B. But there is not much excitement or thrill along the way.
Working with a fine turkey gun -- sighting it in, and working with loads and chokes -- is simply an exhilarating and enjoyable experience that leads up to the final second that you pull the trigger. And there is a difference in the feel and handling of a fine shotgun. Of course we think you'll be more successful with a Browning turkey gun, but the real point is you'll enjoy the experience of turkey hunting a whole lot more too. By the next eBlast some turkey seasons will be underway (not in Utah of course) so we wish you all the best as you make your final decision on a new shotgun and make you way outdoors. Good luck!
Go directly to a list of Browning Turkey guns by clicking HERE.
If you are looking for turkey hunting apparel Browning has plenty of great selections. But since so many camo items are suitable for turkey and early archery, and even big game hunting, it can be hard to simply "search" for them. There are two fast ways. One is to click HERE and go directly to the listing of most turkey and crossover apparel and hats. The other is to click on the Browning apparel menu on the left side of the home page, then go all the way to the bottom of the product list to the section titled "GENERAL PRODUCT CATEGORIES." And there it is, in the list: "Spring Turkey / Early Archery." You can use this method for other categories you are trying to sort through.