There’s no better time of year to hunt turkey than right now, but how can you ensure you’ll actually successfully hunt one? While there isn’t one surefire method, there are a few things you can do to increase your chances. Whether you’re new to turkey hunting or you’ve been doing it for years, the following hunting secrets may prove useful.
Did you know that turkeys can’t actually smell you? That gives you one advantage over them that you don’t have with some types of game. However, turkeys have great eyesight. They can even spot tiny movement from very far away. Because of this, it’s important not to make any sudden movements if a turkey is nearby. Make sure everything from your gun to your boots are camouflaged, and find some good hiding places.
There are several different types of calls you can use on turkeys, but not all of them are equally effective. Finding the right call can depend on the specific turkey, so make sure you have a few at your disposal. If one call doesn’t seem to be working, stop wasting your time with it and try another.
In addition to calls, you should use decoys to your advantage while turkey hunting. Whether you’re using a hen, hen with a jake, or another type of decoy, it’s important to place them in the right spot. You should always have them set up in an area that will give you a clear and open shot.
Follow these tips and you should have no trouble taking home a turkey this season!