What Should New Turkey Hunters Know?

Preparing to go on your first turkey hunting trip? Before you get going, there are some things that you should know about hunting turkeys. It can be very exciting to bag your first turkey, but it can also be a struggle if you don’t have any idea what you’re doing. Check out some tips below that will increase your chances of your first turkey hunting trip being a total success.

Learn how to use turkey calls to your advantage.

If you’ve never gone turkey hunting before, you’re probably not an expert when it comes to turkey calls. Take some time to listen to the different turkey calls that are out there and buy a box call that will help you pull them off. Spend time practicing your turkey calls in advance until you feel like you’re an expert (or at the very least, an expert in training!).

Invest in camouflage gear and find other ways to conceal yourself.

Scent control is not usually something you’ll need to worry about much when hunting turkeys. You will, however, have to conceal yourself well when on a turkey hunt. That means investing in camouflage gear that will keep you covered from head to toe. It also means utilizing blinds to shield yourself from the turkeys you’ll be hunting.

Plan to get up early in the morning to hunt turkeys.

As we just mentioned, it’s important to conceal yourself when hunting turkeys, so it’s not a good idea to show up after sunrise to set up shop for a hunt. You need to get out there to hunt turkeys as early in the morning as you can so that you can put yourself in the proper position to bag a turkey.

Consider going with a guide on your first turkey hunting adventure.

If you’re a little overwhelmed by the thought of hunting turkeys with no experience, it’s a good idea to bring a guide along with you. A guide will know where to go to find turkeys and give you the best possible chance to take one down.

Whether you’re new to turkey hunting or have been doing it for years, you’ll have a blast when you hunt for turkeys with Tioga Boar Hunting. Weoffer guided turkey hunts right on our ranch that are great for those of all experience levels. Call us at 570-835-5341 to find a good time to go turkey hunting with one of our guides.