When turkey hunting on public ground or hunting birds that have been pressured heavily here are a few hints that might make your trip more successful. Limited calling will be key to success when hunting birds that have been called and educated earlier in the season and before season. One mistake many hunters make is calling to birds before season to get gobbles and locate birds. If a bird responds, he will come check your position. Many of these birds see hunters or hear people talking when they come to investigate. This education makes it tough to get that bird to respond when the time comes to hunt. Over calling is a major mistake. When you are in the woods, do you hear hens cutting and yelping all the time? Neither do the gobblers you are pursuing. Let the gobbler dictate how much calling you need and always error on the side of under calling. Many times when you do get a gobbler going, he is CUT Off by another hen. This is the way nature works. When a turkey gobbles, the hens run to them, so keep the turkey gobbling enough to ensure his location but not so much he excites all the other hens in the area! Try these tips next season and hopefully they will help you have a successful hunt.
Post By: Scotty Edmonson