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Kilarc One More Time
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by John Higley, MAY 22, 2017

Kilarc Reservoir

Last Friday my pal Russ Herrick and I were at it again. Due to inclement weather, and my spring turkey hunting travels, neither of us has had time to fish this spring, and we finally decided to do something about it. At 8 a.m., after eating breakfast at home Russ showed up at my house, and we wasted no time tossing...
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Turkey Hunting in Old Mexico
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by John Higley, MAY 7, 2017



Last winter I couldn’t imagine where I would end up hunting wild turkeys this spring, other than here in northern California.  Then, in February, my vision was expanded by an offer to hunt in Florida for Osceola turkeys, a wild turkey subspecies that I never hunted for in the past.  I did that, and told you about the experience a...
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Long Distance Turkey
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by John Higley, APRIL 2, 2017



You went where to do what?  That’s a question I get often after traveling for turkey hunting to a distant location.  “Heck,” some would say, “we’ve got turkeys all over northern California.”  Yes, we do, but we don’t have all of the subspecies that exist nationwide and one of them, the Osceola, resides only in Florida.  So, when the opportunity came...
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Maintenance, Memories And Plans
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by John Higley, FEBRUARY 26, 2017



Although I like to think that I’m up for just about any outdoor challenge, the truth is I’m getting pickier with the passing of time. For example, I’ve dealt with ice and snow in a variety of venues, including sleeping on the ground in heater-less tents with the zippers frozen shut. These days I’d rather not be that cold, even...
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Show Time!
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by John Higley, JANUARY 1, 2017



Okay guys, it’s that time again. January is here, and the annual sports show season is almost upon us.  First up is the International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) show at Cal-Expo in Sacramento.  It starts on January 19 and wraps up on the 22nd. I will be there on Thursday and Friday, doing seminars on turkey hunting as I have for the last 29 years.  As usual,...
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Hunt Fall Turkeys Now
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by John Higley, NOVEMBER 24, 2016



Throughout the year I spend a great amount of time in the presence of turkeys, most of which are the feathered kind.  I hunt real turkeys in the spring and fall, photograph them throughout the year and observe them almost daily. I hunt them with a passion born more than 40 years ago during the first spring turkey hunt ever...
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