EDGEFIELD, S.C.—The National Wild Turkey Federation’s Wild Turkey Records Program began in the fall of 1982 and has since been the authority of wild turkey records for anywhere wild turkeys are legally harvested, accumulating over 27,000 registered birds. And with recent upgrades to the NWTF’s website, the program will now allow harvests to be submitted digitally.
March 18, 2021 – Thomasville, Georgia – Kathleen Kelly, owner of Kevin’s Fine Outdoor Gear & Apparel and Kevin’s Catalog that both celebrate the upland lifestyle, has stepped into the leadership role of the Red Hills Chapter of the national GRITS women’s wing and clays shooting group.
The 2020–2021 hunting season for wild quail was another great one in the Red Hills and Albany Areas and across the Southeast! Locally, some properties had one of their best seasons on record. Additionally, properties in the Carolinas, Alabama, and Central Florida observed high covey finds for their respective areas, further increasing landowner interest in wild quail hunting opportunities. What facilitated this year’s successes? Overall, hunt success is due to a combination of good cover conditions, high bird carryover, and favorable scenting conditions. Clay Sisson, the Director of the Albany Quail Project and Livingston Place Research further provides the following reflective thoughts and future perspective:
This “bull market” has been the result of excellent management helped along by good summer weather, high cotton rat numbers, and a widespread new ground effect, as a result of cleanup following the 2017 tornadoes and hurricane Michael in 2018. We documented these high-density populations back in the fall, but it’s always interesting to see what the hunting season brings. Despite a warm and dry forecast, we had great weather most of the season. Abundant rainfall and cool temperatures made for good hunting condition’s right up until the last week of February. These high densities and good hunting weather made for a memorable hunting season that was at or near record levels in some cases.
ST. CHARLES, MO, February 9, 2021 – EUKANUBA™, a premium dog food brand specializing in high-performance nutrition for sporting and working dogs, congratulates pro trainer Al Arthur of Sandhill Retrievers and his dog FC-AFC Cropper’s Fire in the Hole (call name Deep) on their win at the U.S. National Open Retriever Championship. Held in November 2020 at the National Retriever Club in Giddings, Texas, the competition featured the top retrievers in the United States, with Arthur and Deep winning the championship.
January 20, 2021 – Thomasville, Georgia – Shotgun Life, the first online magazine dedicated to the best in wing and clays shooting, delivered 10.5 million page views and 6.5 million visits from readers of both the magazine and companion opt-in e-letters during the 2020 calendar year. Shotgun Life is on the Internet at www.shotgunlife.com.