Turkey Journal – Missouri Week 1, 2018

Mahoney Outdoors Turkey Journal     Thanks for reading the Mahoney Outdoors Turkey Journal, where you’ll find notes and observations from our hunts across the Midwest. This journal entry covers the first week of Missouri’s 2018 spring season. April 16-17th After a poor first two days of the season near…

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MO’s Spring Turkey Hunting Regulations-Change needed?

  Missouri Turkey Hunting Regulations Monday, April 16th marks the start of my 13th season turkey hunting in the great state of Missouri. Upon preparation, I had some thoughts on existing season dates and regulations. April 9-May 31st; all day hunting with harvest limit of two male turkeys (can be…

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Deer Deformity: No Tail

Deer Deformity

Our hunting buddy, Don Robinson, was sitting in the clubhouse at MahoneyHQ on opening weekend of Missouri rifle season this year. He anxiously waited for a shooter buck to appear. As he sat in the blind overlooking the clover field and warm season grasses, young bucks and does began to filter in from the surrounding timber. The sun rose above the trees when one deer caught his eye. With binoculars raised, Donnie watched as the small buck harassed does in the field. The behavior was normal for this time of year, but there was something peculiar about the buck. He had no tail!

When he returned from the stand for lunch he told us about his encounter with the strange deer deformity. We mostly thought it was funny and didn’t believe him much. Since I had killed a buck on opening morning, I decided I would sit with him the next day. It didn’t take long into the morning to see Donnie hadn’t been telling a tall tale!

We aren’t sure what caused this weird phenomenon, but it will be easy to keep track of this guy over the coming years!

What’s the weirdest deer deformity you’ve ever seen? Be sure to share with us here or on social media! And don’t forget to check out another deformity we captured on camera – a potentially two-headed turkey!

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Mahoney Outdoors Podcast Episode 4

Hey everyone! Check out the latest episode of the Mahoney Outdoors Podcast! Episode 4 is now available by clicking below! Mahoney Outdoors Podcast Episode 4 In this episode, Tyler and Ryan discuss early season dove hunting, the Under Armour controversy, a float trip down the Gasconade River, and some early…

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Mahoney Outdoors Podcast: Episode 2

Mahoney Outdoors Podcast: Episode 2 The second episode of the Mahoney Outdoors Podcast is here! This week, Tyler Mahoney is joined by his partner at Mahoney Outdoors, Ryan Miloshewski. They discuss tons of great topics like the new fad Pokemon Go, Gun rights, deer hunting tips and products, and another…

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