Turkey Hunting in Pennsylvania
Are you looking for plump turkeys to hunt? If so, Tioga has plenty of wild turkeys to hunt in rural Pennsylvania. Even better, at Tioga Boar Hunting we offer guided turkey hunts, so you will have an experienced, knowledgeable person “on your side,” working with you to find trophy turkeys you’ll want to have mounted in order to show off to all your friends and family. Plus, at Tioga, we not only handle mounting services, but butchering services as well, so your next turkey fest will be a memorable one– eating the bird you personally hunted and killed. We have hundreds of acres at Tioga, and our guides will help you navigate them. Expect top-quality equipment on hand, as well as good meals and comfortable lodgings at night. Why not make your next vacation a guided turkey hunt at Tioga? Schedule your fun now, put it on the calendar, and count down the days until you get to explore Tioga and get your turkey(s)!
Why Hunters Love to Go on Turkey Hunts
Did you know there are more wild turkeys today in the USA than there were years ago? Since the 1970s, numbers have increased from around 1.5 million to more than 7 million today! There are decent turkey hunting seasons happening in 49 of the 50 states. And in Pennsylvania, Tioga Ranch is the best place to find them!
Turkey hunting has received favorable exposure via TV shows, and it’s the kind of hunting people can do with minimal expenditure. Furthermore, it’s something an adult mentor can teach a youngster– and the youngster is highly likely going to actually shoot and kill a turkey, as opposed to other more elusive animals.
Hunters love to go on turkey hunts for several reasons. It’s a chance to get outdoors and “on the land,” like our ancestors did, hunting for food. Hunters get to have fun exercising as they walk through the wilderness looking for their prey. Along the way, hunters have a chance to connect with nature as well as build camaraderie with friends and family they bring with them for the hunt. Turkey hunting is a good challenge for those who like the thrill of the hunt! It’s so gratifying to hunt turkeys and then have food to put on the table and/or a big bird to have mounted to show off to others.
Guided Turkey Hunts
Why go on a guided turkey hunt? Well, why not? Guides know the land. They have a good idea where to find birds. Since they enjoy guiding hunts and do them for several types of people of all ages and abilities, they can tailor each hunt to the specific needs and wants of the people on a particular expedition. An experienced and knowledgeable guide can quickly relate to “where you’re at” and then help you improve what you do and how you do it. Guides offer helpful advice as well as interesting stories and colorful commentary along the way. Plus, they can take your picture when you get your turkey, so you’ll have proof of your accomplishment to show others.
Tips for Having a Great Turkey Hunt
If you want to have a great turkey hunt, you need good preparation with correct setups. That means you should have practiced your calls. The decoys should be the kind that attract your prey. And the grounds you cover should be the kinds of places where you’ll find what you want– in this case, turkeys. Tioga Ranch, by the way, is a great place for a turkey hunt.
What are some handy tips for great hunts? Position yourself so you’re concealed and still. If you’re setting up on roosted birds, it’s a good idea to be within about 100 yards of them. As for calling, ask your guide how many calls you should do, since you don’t want to overdo it, and you certainly don’t want to do too few. When calling, rhythm and cadence really do matter– turkeys will respond to sounds that make them think other turkeys are nearby!
Oftentimes, hunters have a tendency to give up too soon on their hunts, move around too much, and/or lose patience. But great hunts require putting the hours in, staying still when necessary, and waiting things out, too. If and when the time comes when it’s appropriate to shoot, you want to be ready to shoot rather than be caught off guard.
Finally, hunting is like most things– some days are better than others. Overall, if you put in the time, you’ll be rewarded over time… and learn something new every time you hunt.
Reserve Your Hunt Today!
Now’s the right time to set up your guided turkey hunt at Tioga Ranch in rural Pennsylvania– reserve your spot today so you don’t have to hear the dreaded words, “We’re all filled up,” later on… It’s always a smart idea to call us months in advance. Our number is 570-835-5341. We’d be happy to discuss your turkey hunting plans and go over all the details with you so you can get your date(s) on the calendar.