Turkey Hunt

Learn from the Pros

Using Turkey Calls
Paige Galea, Cabela’s Pro Staff

Learn how to purr like a pro and bag the bird you’ve been dreaming of.

How To Lay Out Your Decoys
Taylor Wright, Cabela’s Pro Staff

These tips and tricks will help you lure even the most hesitant hen.

Basic Turkey Terms

Think you can talk turkey like an expert? Flip the card to test your turkey hunting terminology and learn some new lingo you can use out in the field.

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  • Tom: A mature male turkey
  • Jake: A young male turkey
  • Hen: A female turkey
  • Gobble: The sound a male turkey makes (a “shock gobble” has a different pitch and happens when the turkey is scared)
  • Purr: The sound a female turkey makes
  • Pitch: A female turkey’s purr varies depending on maturity and mood.
  • Strut: What a tom does when trying to impress a hen, or when he wants to show dominance over another male turkey.

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SEASONS BY PROVINCE

ProvinceSpring TurkeyFall Turkey
B.C. 4/15–5/15 9/1–11/30
AB 5/1–5/31 N/A
SK N/A N/A
MB 4/24–5/23 9/15–10/15
ON 4/25–5/31 10/1–10/31
QC 4/30–5/24 10/23–10/29
NB N/A N/A
NFLD N/A N/A
NS N/A N/A
P.E.I. N/A N/A
N.W.T. N/A N/A
YK N/A N/A
NVT N/A N/A

These dates are subject to change. Please differ to dates posted on each province/territory's government website, available by clicking on province name.