In this nerve-racking bowhunt, my wife, Annetta, and I head to western Nebraska for an early-season turkey hunt. We’ve been hunting together since we were 18, killing gobblers across the country on public-ground hunts and outfitted hunts. Annetta admits she likes to hear the roar of a shotgun, but there’s nothing like the accomplishment of killing a turkey with her bow. She shares that today’s accessibility to women’s bows, camo clothing, turkey hunting vests and other equipment has made being a female hunter even more fun.
When hunting early-season gobblers in Nebraska, the weather is very unpredictable. During this time, it can be 30 degrees and snowy or sunny and 70—but the big problem in Nebraska is the wind. I use my HuntStand Hunting app hourly to help keep track of the wind and weather, which helps me to concentrate my efforts and determine the best game plan. I might be in open creek-bottoms or in thick, low-lying cedar thickets. [15-Yard Files]