Turkey hunting is challenging, exciting and in some cases becomes addictive. Turkeys senses are extremely keen – even your heart pounding can make the turkey vanish like a puff of smoke.
Basic help in turkey hunting
Before you can hunt a wild turkey, you have got to find them. The easiest way to do this is by locating the general areas of the turkeys habitat.
Get a good map of the area you plan to hunt.
Wave or use a locator call like an owl hooter or crow call or even a turkey call to try to get a response. When you hear a gobbler, mark the locator map.
Scout for the best location on foot. Check for signs of the birds scratches, droppings of feathers. This information can help you locate some areas. Check along mud holes, creek banks, pastures, log roads, fencerows etc. as many trips as possible.
Never try to get too close to the turkey. A turkeys eyes, ears and awareness are many times better than yours.
Choose a tree that is wider than your shoulders. This will protect you from other hunters that might come behind you and mistakenly assume that you are a real turkey.
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