First tip, scouting your hunting area 2-3 weeks before your hunting season. If you can try to make it outside before the sun increases, you can see the turkeys getting out of the trees and see where they’re heading and try to make it out when the birds are getting ready to roost. Seeing the turkeys for these couple of weeks gives you the ideal spot to place your blind or where you would like to sit down on the ground. Should you end up walking out to where you might want to sit make certain that you clear away all the branches and leaves, so once you do go out you won’t have all that noise.
Second tip, making sure you are wearing the right clothing. Some people today believe sitting in a blind means they can wear whatever dark clothing they want but that is not the case. You want to make sure you’re wearing the right camouflage that suits the foliage around you. When wearing dark clothing in the blind you create a shadow figure when you have the windows opened. I know some of you are thinking you don’t have the windows wide open but even when you have them half way opened, there is enough light to create a shadow of you and the turkeys can see that if they look into the blind. Plus wearing camouflage gives you the choice to hunt in the blind or on the floor.
Some might ask how many decoys would you put out, well that’s up to you. Some hunters will put out 2 to 4 hens with a jack decoy or a full strutting tom. Using a jack or tom decoy helps draw into a jack or tom since they don’t need that other bird getting the hens. But ultimately putting the turkey out decoys how you want is what is important.
The final tip. Using the right turkey calls. There are 5 different kinds of turkey calls and they’re the push button call, box call, friction/slate telephone, diaphragms/mouth telephone and locator. Push button calls create a sensible yelps, clucks and purrs with a simple push of a button. Box calls are versatile, great sounding and comparatively easy to use. Friction/slate calls are known for their realistic high-pitched sounds which take well over distance. Diaphragms/mouth calls allow hunters to produce soft clucks and purrs that can reach high frequencies. They serve as good long range calls. New Smyrna Beach Animal Removal does just what the name says, it locates where the gobblers are. All these calls are good and will take some practice. But in the end you use what is going to work best for you.
Now that you have the fundamentals for turkey hunting, get out there and start scouting and practicing on those calls. Turkey season will be here before you know it or is already going on. As always be safe and good luck.