Friday, November 6, 2009

Publishing Update

If my inbox is any indication, the whitetail rut is on around the country. Antlers appear daily.

I'm in the office between fall turkey and waterfowl hunts, writing feature articles and online posts for Outdoor Life, Turkey & Turkey Hunting,, Yamaha Outdoors, Foster's Sunday Citizen, and the OL "Strut Zone" blog.

My new release, Turkey Calls & Calling (Stackpole Books), appeared in August.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New York Fall Gobblers

Four men, two dogs, two gunners, and two full-fan gobblers by the end of it. Took a couple hours to call in the first turkey after the initial dog break. Took another two hours to get the second one by the feet.

Thanksgiving falls in November for a reason.

--Steve Hickoff

Monday, October 12, 2009

80 Days

Eighty days left in the year, four fall turkey states to hunt, several for waterfowl as well.

Writing feature assignments for Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine, and regular online content for Outdoor Life,, Yamaha Outdoors, and my Foster's newspaper space (print & website). Other projects too of the freelance sort.

A full-time writer who teaches part-time with the University System of New Hampshire, I'm crafting a Granite State College online course (The Media and Its Messages), e-teaching American Literature online, and meeting American Pop Culture students f2f once a week.


(NWTF photo)

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Update from Maine

My latest book Turkey Calls & Calling (Stackpole Books) has been published. Look for a review by Jim Casada in a future issue of Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine.

I'm currently working on wild turkey articles for a number of magazines and online publications, including the Outdoor Life "Strut Zone," and Realtree Turkey Site (, as well as pieces on a variety of outdoor subjects for Yamaha Outdoors and Foster's Sunday Citizen (Dover/Laconia NH).

Hunting waterfowl, wild turkeys and upland birds in four states this fall, often with one of our English setters Radar (7) and/or Luna (1) along. Buried our old girl Jenny (13+), the setter matriarch of the family, back on August 31--we miss her.

Teaching two courses for Granite State College as well: Survey of American Lit. (online delivery), and American Popular Culture (f2f).

Watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and the rest of the NFL otherwise.

--Steve Hickoff

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Steve Hickoff's Forthcoming Publications

July/August '09 issue of Turkey Call magazine. Article: "Stick 'n' String Gobblers."

September/October '09 issue of Turkey Country. Article: "Modern Turkey Dogging."

Fall '09 issue of Turkey & Turkey Hunting: Article: "Five for Fighting."

Stackpole Books: Book: Turkey Calls & Calling (Fall '09 List).

Foster's Sunday Citizen "New England Afield" column.

Outdoor Life. Weekly "Strut Zone" posts.

Yamaha Outdoors. Tips twice monthly.

Realtree Turkey Site. Site Manager.

Friday, May 29, 2009

"Lobsters and Longbeards" on

Check out Steve Hickoff's new feature article on Maine turkey hunting (and a little eating) on

Steve Hickoff's New Book Due in August

Steve Hickoff's "Turkey Calls & Calling" is available from Stackpole Books at the following link:

Friday, May 22, 2009

Steve Hickoff in Turkey Call magazine

My feature article "Bike to Your High-Pressure Bird" in the May-June 2009 issue of Turkey Call magazine, a National Wild Turkey Federation publication, highlights some ways to use a mountain bike to hunt turkeys.

For NWTF membership info, click on:


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Spring Turkey Hunting 2009

I've been traveling the country since late March is search of spring gobblers. Check out my hunts on Outdoor Life's "Strut Zone" where I make regular posts:

--Steve Hickoff

(NWTF Photo)

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Texas Turkey Hunt 2009

That's Van Holmes of Yamaha on our recent Texas turkey hunt. For more, check out:

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Publication Update

Just finished looking over page proofs for my forthcoming book Turkey Calls and Calling (Stackpole Books). It's due out in August 2009. 

My magazine feature articles currently appear in recent issues of Cabela's Outfitter Journal (pictured here), Turkey Call, and Turkey & Turkey Hunting.

My January website contributions for Outdoor Life (The Strut Zone), Yamaha Outdoors (Yamaha Tip of the Week), Realtree (feature article on waterfowling), and Foster's Daily Democrat ("New England Afield" outdoor columns) can be found linked on this site's right margin.

--Steve Hickoff

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Steve Hickoff Book Signing

Later this month I'm signing copies of my "Fall & Winter Turkey Hunter's Handbook" at the SHOT Show in Orlando, Florida. If you attend, you'll find me at the Stackpole Books booth at 2 p.m. on Friday, January 16. See you then. My "Turkey Calls and Calling" is scheduled for an August '09 release from the same publisher.