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'Contenders' photo © George LaVanish
Fall Hunting Techniques by Robert Ramsdal
Fall turkey hunting - another upland opportunity by
||3. Hit the ridges for fall hunting with an Appalachian turkey dog By Rick Brockway|
Boykin Spaniels: The Hunting Dog That Fits
with turkey dogs By Craig Lamb
||6. Michigan Wild Turkey
for Second-Season Gobblers by Dan Small
little better than hunting fall turkeys with a good dog By
‘Other’ Turkey Season by Jim Casada Books
by Jim Casada Website
Turkeys for Kids
Hunting Goes to the Dogs By Johnny Dwyer
Genealogical map reveals 10 top dogs
'evolved from handful of wolves'
Magnificent Mutts - Mixed-Breed 'Doodle' Dogs Are All the
16. Primos Cabin Chat
||19. National Wild Turkey Federation||20. Wisconsin Chapter NWTF|
the turkey dog
|24. Big Al's
||25. First Rate Turkey Dog||26. Puppy
training at Perfect Paws
27. Teaching the 'Come' command
|28. Fall turkey dog 4 pages||29. Jim
Bells' English Irish Gordon English turkey dog
Dogs understand Human language
Four-legged speed of a canine
turkey hunting with a canine companion by Doug Howlett
Winter turkey season for NC
fall 2002 Season
dogs (scroll down to Fall Hunting)
||36. VA Autumn
Quick Strike by Doug Howlett
Turkey Hunting with Boykin Spaniels by Dave Henderson
Turkeys 101 by Steve Hickoff
||39. Turkey Trot Acres - New York|
|40. Training Boykin Spaniel pups for Turkey Hunting by Chuck Warner||41. History of Breeding Strategies by Melissa E. Parsley, Parsley Glen||42. Inbreeding: by Dale Vogt, Helen A. Swartz and John Massey|
|43. Steve Hickoff and his turkey dog Midge on Vermont Public Television||44. Watch out
for Turkeys by Joyce Bupp in the York PA Daily Record
Ohio and attempts to rob bank in Plainfield CT
|46. On the
Fly with Primos pro-staffer Tommy Barham's dogs by Doug
Roy Moorer shot 500 wild turkeys. More about
this on the History page.
Boykin Spaniels get their turkeys by C. Scott Sampson
"dropper" gundogs afflict hunters with turkey dog fever.
Turkeytoons by R. Stubler
|51. Indians used turkey feathers and spurs on arrowheads.|
|52. 20 things
you should know about fall turkeys by Brian Ruzzo
By Gary Goerke
fall flocks with dogs from KY to MI to WV
||56. This book
calls the dropper "the meat-providingest dog" ever hunted.
In 1879 the cross-bred dropper was classified in
Bill said the best dog ever was a dropper named Duke.
||59. Dropper origins by
In 1889 Capt Thomas S. Blackwell finds a most excellent
worker in a “dropper,” a pointer setter cross.
|61. While a dropper is a
cross between a pointer and a setter, a setter is a cross
between a spaniel and a pointer.
||62. Baby turkey saved by
blind dog in Wiscasset, Maine
A Dog's History of America : How Our Best Friend
Explored, Conquered, and Settled a Continent Washington
Some hunters in Michigan even use dogs to locate and
scatter the birds.
The First Turkey Trot is from the 1700's and Dancing
||66. The Thanksgiving Turkey Hunt: An American Tradition|
Wild turkey plumage: iridescent riot of bronze,
chestnut, emerald and purple.
John James Audubon's pet wild turkey remembered his dog
||69. Stunned gentleman
says turkey almost had him for breakfast.
|70. In Massachusetts, 40
pound wild turkeys take off like lumbering aircraft.
||71. Insurgent wild
turkeys strap on tiny backpacks & radio transmitters
in guerrilla war over Maryland grapes.
One tactic that holds tradition much like the fall hunt
itself, is busting turkey flocks with a dog.
|73. Is the turkey hunt going
to the dogs?
||74. Four wild turkeys were served at the Pilgrims' first Thanksgiving feast.||75.
Turkeys could be smarter than dogs according to
|76. Looking like a
Pilgrim at Thanksgiving.
||77. In the old days,
Gordon setters and Irish setters were used a lot.
||78. Old time hunters in
Grantsburg, WI discovered the value of a turkey dog.
|79. MO turkeys are mean
and chase boys who throw rocks at them.
||80. That tom was the best
shot in the arm a teenage boy could get.
Hawaii turkeys see and hear dog before its scent is
|82. Golden Retriever
saves New Jersey from Giant Turkeys flying 55 mph.
Humans are naturally sympathetic to popular robot turkey
dogs of the future.
||84. Turkey terrorizing
|85. Nationwide turkey
overpopulation fodder for philosopher cowboy poet.
Bob Washburn advocates for a fall turkey dog season in
||87. In Billings MT a hen
built a nest in a wildflower garden and had 12 poults.
|88. Maryland Jack Russell
Ray Eye says calling fall turkeys is more challenging
than spring turkeys.
Warrensburg MO honors Old Drum and Senator Vest with
|91. War on Turkeys take
precedence over War on Drugs in Berkshires.
Dogs are smarter than wolves, and understand better than
Man Saves Cocker Spaniel, two weeks later Cocker Spaniel
|94. The difficulty of
hunting wild turkey - from the Willits, CA Sportsmans
Corner by Gary Roussan
||95. Rhode Island’s first
fall wild turkey hunt (November 2005) just in time for
||96. National Park Service
advises 1 hunter per turkey in Yosemite, or the turkeys
become wary and difficult to kill.
|97. Increasing number of
turkeys attacking humans nationwide.
||98. Turkeys are better
eating in the fall because they've put on fat for the
Turkeys in Massachusetts notoriously aggressive.
Missouri Fall Turkeys
||101. For some reason citizens are over protective of turkeys.||102.
'strange complaints, doing damage to cars and buildings,
being aggressive to humans.'
Dogs can smell cancer.
||104. Early Man Was Hunted
||105. North Carolina
winter season 2005
Wisconsin turkeys moved to near Lake Superior.
Florida bill will allow dogs to eat in restaurants (but
not hunt wild turkeys!)
||108. Vicious turkeys
terrorizing mailmen and children shot by Police.
|108. Michigan dog chased turkey that crashed
through picture window.
||109. Annual September King Turkey Days Worthington MN 1940 Race Video||110.
Annual October Turkeyfest & Great Gobbler Gallop
saves children from rabid fox.
||112. Mean gobblers attack in Iowa.
||113. Minn. Revenge of the Wild Turkeys
|114. Leash laws pave way for turkeys.
||115. Newport, KY turkeys block doors.
Turkeys of New York City
Dogs drafted as Bird Flu Detectives
||118. Gobbler Scratches Cop Car||119. Longbeard Highway Patrol|
|120. Turkey likes Trooper (3 videos, on the
||121. Insurance doesn't cover turkeys flying
through living room windows.
"We have too many turkeys. I'm afraid they'll get a
Miss Turkey Capital of America
||124. First KY fall season with dogs.
||125. DNR recommends a broom, walking stick or
dog when turkeys peck.
|126. Too many hens, too few gobblers.
Dogs closest relative is grey wolf.
||128. Three turkey species in WA state.
|129. There are turkeys all over the place.
||130. Dog saves boy from drowning.
||131. Coyotes the reason for no gobbling.
|132. Governor Jeb Bush signs Florida bill
allowing dogs to eat in restaurants.
||133. Idaho turkey eats at truck stop.
||134. Kentucky turkey dies in sleeping
compartment of semi tractor.
|135. Wild turkeys survive snow, cold and wolves
of northern Minnesota.
||136. Wild turkey roosts on top of drug store
Manhattan Wild Turkey Hedda Gabler's destiny is to be
Turkeys cause traffic congestion on Massachusetts Route
||139. Turkey and 14 poults disrupt traffic
between Wash. D.C. and Annapolis MD.
||140. Turkeys voted more difficult to hunt than
everything except sheep and goat.
|141. Turkeys as mean as grizzly bears.
||142. Beagles' call to 911 saves owner.
||143. Everything you ever wanted to know about
Dog saves child from 2 story fall.
sniffs out threatened species of bumblebees.
||146. Chinese government kills 50,000 dogs, pays
their owners 63 cents each.
NWTF plate offends Ohio DMV.
||148. Man Saves Dog from Bear Attack.
Non-hunters thinking like hunters.
Airplane hits 2 wild turkeys at Washington Dulles
From 1980 to 2003, the wild turkey population increased
12.7% a year (pdf).
Urbana, Illinois Mayor Prussing's proclamation honors 3
Lexington, MA wild turkey tale likened to episode of
'The Twilight Zone'
find 1000 year old South American indigenous dog
||155. Rare Silver Phase Gobbler a Hunt To
Remember for this 17 year old.
Pittsburgh turkey scat burning the lawns.
Kansas fall turkey hunters and their dogs are allowed 4
turkeys in the season.
||158. West Highland Terrier flushes Turkey
through Jake's window.
|159. VA Nurse Practioner battles depression
with companion dog Rx.
Turkeys chase geese out of their Oregon pumpkin patch -
||161. Wild Turkeys wait for Thanksgiving Train
in Ramsey, New Jersey.
Gigantic ancient birds swallowed prey the size of
dogs in one gulp.
Dog knows 200 words of human language.
knows 950 words of human language - that explains why
turkeys aren't fooled by hunters calls.
|164. Lost dog travels 1300 miles from Colorado
to Tennessee. Video
Wondering what breed your crossbred turkey dog is? Click
Dogs that can't chase turkeys might need antidepressants
to cope in L.A.
Pain medication, steroids & massage therapy for
kinky NY turkey neck.
||168. Friendly border collie - Irish setter farm
dog likes Wisc. wild turkey poults.
Insidious cat parasite affects human behavior on a mass
|170. Family saves pup from animal shelter,
adult dog saves man from bear.
||171. Police dog with college degree is paws for
concern in Fostoria, Ohio
Wild Turkeys are Stranger than Bigfoot or UFO on
wild turkey severely injures, nearly kills girl on
Greenwich Village turkey made famous by #116 & 137
still lives! Video.
3000 lb. prehistoric Chinese turkey ancestor dug up.
Wild turkey population is growing at a rate of 14
percent a year.
||177. Controversial deer dogs in Virginia
consider FL, SC and GA models.
||178. Colorado Chihuahua saves 1 Year Old Baby
from Rattlesnake Bite
Bolivian hunting dogs with double noses called Pachon
Navarro in Spain since the Conquistadors.
Dog's nose can detect cancer with 220 million smell
receptors in their nose (people have about 5 million).
Dog leads searchers and rescues his owner lost in the
New Hamsphire woods.
National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and
||183. WI DNR turkeys from 1976 bother drivers in
The Hunt by Earl Hamner.
Earl talks about writing that story.
Watch the Twilight Zone tv show.
|185. Oneida turkey hunter must hit road with
The Dog Days of Turkey Hunting in Wisconsin
||187. Fall turkey hunting is generally more
difficult than the spring version.
turkey in Minneapolis suburb Blaine, MN is a problem.
||189. Wis. tests use of dogs - turkey hunters
discover a rare breed of help.
WI man takes care of CO mountain lion thrashing his
chained up dog.
One of the best ways to hunt turkeys in the fall is with
a trained dog.
Conserving Hunters by National Geographic Magazine.
||193. Transplanted wild turkeys haunting Davis
CA cemetery to be retransplanted.
Police say: "Stay away from the turkeys in Boston
suburbs" (Ref. #136)
time WI turkey hunters can use dogs, it's like an
orchestra of turkeys. Pic
Turkeys with attitude pompously ignore motor vehicles on
Turkey Capital of WI - fall hunters travel light and
like casual Romance
There's Turkey Dogs, and then in MN there are Dog
|200. Abe Lincoln had a
turkey named Jack and a dog named Jib. (IE only)
VA has so many turkeys you can pass up the young ones.
||202. Dog who taught turkey
to escape accused of aiding and abetting.
Train your turkey dog for sniffing Bed Bugs in the off
||204. Back in the sixties
Roanoke Rapids NC hunters used specially trained dogs.
||205. 40 lb. turkeys lust
after postal workers legs in Madison WI city limits.
|206. Dixie dogs become
Yankees from 2003
turkey hen is shocked police kill her gobbler on
Hunter contracts malaria in Guatemala on Ocellated
|209. Psychotherapists admit
preferring dogs to humans is very reasonable.
Chinese authorities order dogs off the menu. (similar to
#146 above). Picture
Big turkey dogs are not licenseable in China.
Reminscent of Hitchcock's THE BIRDS, but now it's
Trained dogs jump from high altitudes to fight wars.
Boykin spaniel serves dual purpose for Pennsylvania
WI turkey hunt going to the dogs pix
||216. Penn. turkey hunting
West Virginia fall turkey hunter Gene Blackshire video.
Greyhound hurt by Wild Turkey
dog toy destroys dogs tongue like vacuum cleaner. Mfr.
cautions consumers: Chinese chicken dog treats making
Suffering from Nature Deficit Disorder.
Road hunter kills eighteen year old goose hunter in a
A small amount of the sugar substitute Xylitol can be
deadly to dogs
Dog trained to detect peanut allergies.
popping up in Newark, New Jersey
New Hampshire dog humiliated in front of everybody for
barking at birds.
On the edge of common sense: Rush Limbaugh deserts to
the Dark Side
Hunters advised to unleash turkey dogs in pasture to
prevent cattle goring.
PETA's Inhumane Treatment Of Women EXPOSED (Video)
dog recognises more than 340 words and your dog can too.
15 y.o. dog saves unconscious 94 year old man who
slipped and fell on ice.
BBC stops televising prestigious dog show because of inbreeding
Aboriginals buried prehistoric dog skeletons along the
James River in VA.
In Moscow, Russia 35,000 stray dogs keep the city rat
Blue Merle Australian Shepherd completes Baja 500 on
Copenhagen Denmark dogs smell money for the Skat (tax)
Boykins great companions on the hunt and on living room
Boykin is keen hunter, fine family pet
dogs responsible for the safety of the fastest cats on
Turkeys rule the roost in Port Washington, Wisconsin
Turkey caught breaking and entering police officer's
Chinese dog better than ginseng.
'mimic movements of owners'
Dog seeks help from neighbor after owner collapses
Pennsylvania turkeys chase dog
Kansas Hunters flocking to buy Fall Wild Turkey Permits.
It seems hardly anyone hunts fall turkey in Missouri
Daddy had a Welch hound that would flush them just like
a turkey dog.
Ten week old Lab hears the birds coming & points out
Look what happens when you release domestic turkeys into
Turkey hunters may transport firearms on Amtrak
||252. Fear of
Guns defined: Hoplophobia
Dean 'Jeff' Cooper's Quotes
Loyal dog waits for the afternoon train, every day for
10 years. Similar to Greyfriars
|254. 800 lb. Motorcycle no
match for a 20 lb. turkey. Newspaper
|| 255. Motoryclist
But WI Wolf killed Motorcyclist.
News tells Mossberg and Mossy Oak WTG.
Beloved mutt Owney-mascot for U.S. Rail Mail honored
dogs & passenger profiling is better than intrusive
& ineffective full body scans.
90 to 110 lb. dogs pull ice sleds on patrol for 12,000
miles in 5 years, sleep outside in -60F.
|260. Flea & Tick Products Cause Serious Harm to Dogs?||261.
One man and his 13 dogs
New Jerseys wild turkey problem (see 82, 161, 225 above)
Loyal dog sleeps on masters grave for the last 6 years.
Treating a dog like a dog.
Turkeys gone wild.
|266. Boykins as turkey or turtle dogs.||267. LPDV killing turkeys in 17 states from ME to CO.||268. A whole pack of Ontario, Canada dogs.|
|269. 30 miles from Manhattan, wild turkey gangs come out of the woods and terrorize the natives.|
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