I’m by no means an expert turkey hunter, but I have turkey hunted for years. Here are a few tips that may help you if you are a beginner turkey hunter.
1. Try your best to locate turkeys in the late afternoon before you hunt right at dark as they fly up – it will save you a lot of aggravation the next morning if you have those turkeys located.
2. Don’t feel like you have to use a mouth call, a box call or even a slate can be very effective.
3. When calling it’s always better to call too little than too much. Always be alert and ready as a lot of times turkeys will come in silent.
4. It’s not always a bad idea to go your first couple of times with a seasoned hunter to let them do the calling, or to learn what they do. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from a more seasoned hunter.
5. When aiming at a turkey, just prior to shooting, always aim at the base of the waddle. Don’t aim right at the head, aim where the skin of the head meets the feathers. To add to that, I would recommend using an optic, especially a red dot because beginner hunters in the heat of the moment tend to want to raise up off the scope. With a red dot, it gives you the precise aiming you need for success.
In closing, the most important thing is to remember that you’re out there in the great outdoors. Good luck, and don’t be afraid to fail as that’s how we all get better and more seasoned.
Good luck and happy hunting!
- Travis Turner
TRAVIS "T-BONE" TURNER
Travis Turner is an outdoors and hunting enthusiast. He constantly is upping his own game by researching and testing the right gear