By Bob Humphrey
As an individual who ever set his points of interest on a turkey can make sure, looking this chook is likely one of the so much technically tough activities there's. simply because turkey hunters be aware of that their focus, ability, and function have to be excessive, they’re are continuously searching for insights and advice—so they could bag their restrict of gobblers each season.
Registered Maine consultant Bob Humphrey distills twenty-five years of turkey searching knowledge, sharing the insider assistance and methods he supplies his consumers, like how to:
- Know the quarry
- Anticipate its strikes
- Excel at calling
- Prepare for the season
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Next, I draw a pencil line on the map leaves and duff to uncover food. In doing from my position to where I think the so, they leave patches of bare ground, gobbler is. I move to another location and much like a deer pawing for acorns. Tur- do this again. Once I’ve done this from keys are much less delicate feeders than three different locations, the intersection deer, and they’ll scratch up big patches of of the three lines identifies the gobbler’s leaves. Large areas of turned-over leaves position.
It’s mating season, and you’re inviting a male bird by imitating a female. ” Numerous sources, written and otherwise, will tell you that this is nigh onto impossible because it’s unnatural. “In the natural world,” they say, “it’s the tom who calls the hen to him. ” The fact of the matter is that gobblers will, and quite often do, move toward calling they perceive to be a real hen—sometimes quite willingly and aggressively. If they didn’t, we wouldn’t kill nearly as many as we do. You just need to say the right words.
And be sure to bury your, um, evidence. Enough said about that. Regardless of whether I hunt on pub- ■ The older I get the more difficult it is for me lic land or private land, I typically carry an to remain comfortable while sitting for long orange vest or cap. After killing a bird, or periods of time. I don’t mind admitting that I sometimes merely when moving from one consider a padded seat cushion a necessity. indd 27 3/12/09 5:46:24 PM PRO TACTICS Turkey Hunting flags that can be stowed in zippered pock- and an electrical zip tie or cable tie to affix ets until needed.