10 Turkey Hunting Tips
If you want to personally catch your Thanksgiving’s turkey, these 10 tips for turkey hunting will be of great help to you. These are most useful during hunting season, especially when turkeys are quite hard to catch.
- Preparation is very important when you want to go hunting turkeys. Prepare yourself and your materials, making sure that you have everything you need before heading out to the area. This way, when you spot your target, you have everything ready.
- Scout the area where you are going to hunt turkeys before the hunting day. Turkeys have a routine with their activities so you will need to be familiar with these. Determine the pattern of their activities so that during your hunt day, you will know what to do.
- Be very quiet when you are out there in the area. Also, be very still when you are already in position. Turkeys have very keen eyesight and can detect even the slightest of movements.
- Practice your calls to sound like an expert. If you can’t master them, don’t worry, as turkeys will not mind. Just make sure to practice as much as you can.
- Make your call with a half an hour interval during the earlier parts of the day. Later on, call every hour. Do not make calls too much for you will just drive them away.
- Turkeys can be pretty unpredictable, appearing in sites where you didn’t expect them to. Thus, you have to stay focused so that you can make that perfect shot you’re aiming for.
- A pen light will be very useful when you are on the field especially, when you go out while it’s still dark. This is preferred since the area where it lights is limited, therefore not driving your targets away.
- When positioning, you’ll have to make sure that you are comfortable with it so that you won’t lose your target. It is recommended that your back should be positioned against a tree, with you making the shot in the direction where the turkey will come from.
- Learn how to catch some cat naps during your hunt since you will need them. For one thing, you will need to wake up very early and you might go home late in the evening so it can be pretty exhausting.
- Bring with you some sources of nourishment during your hunt since you never know how many hours you will stand in the waiting. You will need energy to keep you perked up throughout the day.
Posted on: Jan. 21, 2011