Ray Eye's Turkey Hunting Bible: The Tips, Tactics, and Secrets of a Professional Turkey Hunter Hardcover – Aug 1 2012
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Ray Eye is an expert by definition when it comes to wild turkeys. He has arguably spent more time studying, analyzing, documenting and hunting wild turkeys than hundreds of other "professional" turkey hunters combined. Just read the numerous testimonials from such pros in the beginning of Turkey Hunter's Bible if you don't believe it. --Josh Dahlke, Huntingclub.com"
About the Author
Ray Eye is the most famous turkey hunter in the world. With more than fortyfive years of turkey-hunting experience, he has a huge following across the United States. With his own website, turkey hunting blog (on OutdoorLife.com), his own television and radio shows, plus Chasing Spring DVDs, Eye s name is synonymous with turkey hunting. He lives in Hillsboro, Missouri.
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-Call aggressively, then call some more! Seriously. It doesn't matter what time of season or year, just call your f***ing head off!
-To find turkeys call to them
-Once you find turkeys by calling your d*** off simply roost them evening before you plan on hunting them
-Shoot them when they fly down from their roost
Maybe it is that simple, but as a novice turkey hunter I was hoping for a little more practical information on turkey hunting: how to scout for turkey, preferred habitat, diet, seasonal behavior. Sure, you can glean some nuggets of wisdom from the mountain of tales present in this book, but after a few chapters of another, "After roosting turkeys the evening before, I set up tight on the roost and called my a** off and blasted a Tom" story I was bored to tears.
This book is less a practical turkey hunting guide and really just a pedestal for Ray Eye to spin some turkey hunting yarns. And just like the Bible it's loaded with stories. Except it's somewhat devoid of higher moral purpose. If you like stories then by all means, read up. But in the mean time I'll keep looking for a real 'turkey hunting bible'.
This was my first turkey hunting book that I finished. I thought this book had some good tips for turkey hunters however, it is very repetitive. These tips could have been condensed to just a few chapters but, it's a book, so there is going to be some filler. The "call-shy" mantra is constantly being beaten to submission in this book. Mr. Eye strongly believes that you are better off calling turkeys aggressivly and frequently with emotion. This message is repeating multiple times throughout the book. It was funny because I was reading another book at the same time that talks about how you don't want to call turkeys too much. I tend to agree with Mr. Eye and will be taking these tips into the woods this spring.
This book was entertaining, easy read, and many very nice colorful pictures.