Take a look into the rich history of turkey with vintage harvest photos.
Some things to don’t change, like the love of spring turkey hunting that has been getting us out of bed bright in early before sunlight for years.
Thankfully turkey hunting has been growing in popularity, thanks to organizations like the NWTF for improving wild turkey populations across the nation.
Let’s take a look at some great vintage turkey hunting photos.
1. Louisiana turkey hunters
These two know how to head out in style and swagger.
2. Turkey hunting with dogs
Those are some awesome birds.
3. Babe Ruth with a huge turkey
Even the Great Bambino went out into the wilderness.
4. Turkey hunter at camp with two birds
Teepee building really is a lost art.
5. The art of manliness with a big mustache and bigger bird
But really, is his mustache or is the bird bigger?
6. A glimpse of the rich history of turkey hunting
That is one excellent hat.
7. A Thanksgiving turkey
Turkey hunting has officially started across the nation and the tradition continues thanks to hunters and various organizations. Potentially one of the most influential advocates for turkey hunting is the NWTF. They have facilitated investments of $488 million in wildlife conservation and the preservation in North America.
In 1973, it was estimated that only 1.5 million wild turkeys resided in North America, but with the NWTF’s efforts, North America has increased the number to 7 million wild turkeys.
Good luck this turkey season and be sure to take pictures!