Wild Turkeys Hunting and Watching written by veterinarian and expert hunter, John J. Mettler, is a thorough and comprehensive exploration of wild turkeys and the sport of hunting wild turkeys. Origins and history, habitats, calls, specific skills, and equipment needed are all fully discussed with useful illustrations.
Wild turkey hunting and watching is becoming more and more popular despite its complexity and the skill level it demands of the hunter. In this book, Mettler covers what the sportsman or naturalist needs to know about the habitat and habits of the wild turkey that are the keys to being able to successfully hunt, observe, or photograph it in its native environment.
Wild Turkeys Hunting and Watching takes the reader through all the facets of the sport of wild turkeys, including area distribution, patterns of feeding, and breeding and mating practises. The book also fully covers practical information on safety, clothing, equipment, and firearms, including both modern and black powder rifles.
For after the hunt, Wild Turkeys Hunting and Watching takes the reader through how to properly field dress a turkey and how to mount a prize turkey trophy. The book also provides a selection of recipes for cooking wild turkey, such as Turkey Wiener Schnitzel, Plainville Turkey Thighs, and Savory Turkey Pie.
Tips and tricks for photographing turkeys in their natural habitats is also described and discussed in detail.
167 pages, black and white, published 1998 by Storey Publishing.