It's not very long until turkey season.Here are dates, according to state specific conservation websites.  Illinois DNR, Missouri Department of Conservation, and Iowa DNR.

Turkey Hunting is truly a test of patience and skill for almost every hunter. Being too anxious or waiting too long can mean the difference in bagging that bird. Same with you ability to sit motionless, and in near complete silence. These birds are pretty sharp, and if something doesn't appear to "look right," they will pass you by faster than a sports car on the interstate.

Every hunter has developed their own style. Through experience and much trial and error, most folks learn what works best for their skills and abilities, whether using a shotgun or bow.

I've included some hopefully helpful tips from the National Wild Turkey Federation website.

KICK-FM is also inviting you to stop by your local Missouri Ayerco location and sign up for the Turkey Season Prize Package, with your chance to win some great items from Butch's Sports World, Refreshment Services Pepsi, and gas cards from Missouri Ayerco. Just stop in at a local Missouri Ayerco near you and register....there's no purchase necessary.

Be safe and have a good hunt!