Areas with fresh-cut timber are well known for being whitetail hot spots. But, as Carter Evans describes here, clear cuts also provide everything a turkey loves.

“A lot of times when you find a big block of timber, there’s not a lot of areas where he likes to go and strut. So they naturally move to these clear cuts to get out here and strut and show their dominance or whatnot in the early spring.”

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Shannon Rikard
Shannon Rikard is a freelance writer and photographer with a passion for conservation and wedding and portrait photography. The Archery Trade Association and National Wild Turkey Federation have published her work. A self-professed word geek, she enjoys Wheel of Fortune, crossword puzzles, and finding a dynamite synonym to illustrate any point. After starting her career in public relations with a national conservation organization, she ventured out on her own with Copper Door Studios.