No matter how many times you’ve gone turkey hunting in the past, you should always be open minded to new techniques. How successful you are at turkey hunting depends on a few factors, including how good of a shot you are and what gear you bring along. And if you’re set on tagging more turkeys than ever this season, there are a few expert-level tips to keep in mind.
One of the best ways to hunt turkey is luring, best achieved with turkey calls. However, many people often make the mistake of mimicking the sound of a single turkey. Since turkeys are a social creature, a single call is less likely to draw turkeys to your location than if you mimic the sound of a gathering. Implementing multiple calls at once and sporadically including gobbler yelps is your best bet for convincing turkeys a turkey party is going on and they’re invited.
Something else you should always be aware of is your surrounding terrain, which you should use to your advantage as much as possible. For example, you can use hills for cover and listen for crunching leaves they may indicate a flock of turkeys are nearby. Once you spot a turkey, try to determine its current mood to figure out how much you should call it. If a turkey isn’t responding to one type of call, try another, but don’t overdo it.
These tips go beyond the basics when it comes to turkey hunting, and we know you’ll have a successful season if you start practicing more experienced techniques.