Ruben Harvey has been guiding hunters and fishermen since 1982 in all parts of the United States. A native of Nashville, TN he brings years of turkey hunting experience to our site. A past winner of the Field & Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge(2008).
Here are some stats on Ruben Harvey:
Firearm of Choice: Charles Daly youth model 20ga. with Tru-Glo red dot scope.
Funniest Hunting Story:
A friend of mine called in a rooster (chicken) and he would not leave! Anywhere on the farm we went you could here this rooster crowing and coming in to the call!
One important tip to pass on to new turkey hunters:
Don’t worry about how good you sound on a call. Turkeys all sound different. Being a good woodsman and knowledge of the property are way more important for bagging a bird.
Lou Douglas – Insurance Executive by day and hunter and hunting trip planner by night, Lou eats and sleeps hunting.
Here are some stats about Lou:
Firearm of choice: Remington 870 SPS with TruGlo Reddot scope.
Most Embarrasing Moment Hunting:
” Missing my one chance at an Osceola at 15 yards. After 3 days of tough hunting, I just choked and shot over the top of him. I thought my guide, Billy Henderson, was going to kill me.”
One important tip for the beginning hunter:
“Don’t over call. Most beginning hunters scare birds off by over calling. Simple quiet yelps, purrs, and putts done infrequently will get the job done.”
Brad Richards – Brad moonlights by day as a highly successful investment advisor for Wells Fargo but his true passion is roosting Toms and hunting large whitetails. Brad is one of the most effective mouth callers I have ever heard. His ability to purr and putt are rarely matched. Brad is also an excellent turkey hunter because he adapts to his surrounding.
Here are some stats about Brad:
Firearm of Choice: Bennelli Super Black Eagle II with pistol grip
Funniest thing you have ever seen while hunting:
“I called a tom over a river one time while two fisherman were in a boat 60 yards away. Shot the turkey at the end of the barrel (literally) while sitting on bank with my feet in water. The fisherman nearly fell out of the boat and cussed me. An hour later the same fisherman were at the gas station and told me of a “story” of a d%%k2head nearly killing them that morning. My response was. “You’re kidding me?”
One important tip to pass on to new hunters: