Fall Turkey Hunting Techniques

08/30/2014

Fall Turkey Hunting Techniques

 

This is a much loved activity. And although it is more associated with spring, fall turkey hunting is just as favorable. But to have a successful hunt, a hunter must possess a flexible way of thinking and adaptive techniques that differ completely from spring-hunting. Moreover, this hunter should bear in mind that a fall is different from a spring-turkey. The way they act in fall is different from the way they act in spring. During the spring season, the main focus of these birds is propagation. But during the fall season, their main focus changes to feeding and flocking.

So, this hunter must look in places where they eat when he goes to hunt. He must also look in places where they rest. These places are most probably the exact places they occupy in spring. Then, he may also use the traditional technique which is known as flock busting. This technique works by locating a flock and breaking it up. Such break-up may be done by the hunter himself or by his dog. He or his dog has to scatter them in different directions. And once they have been scattered, he can then use his call and recall the flock. Nonetheless, this call must be appropriate for fall-turkey-hunting. Usually, the kee kee-call is used to recall a family. Kee kees are actually the call of the young ones. And such calls are mostly answered by mother hens or siblings. Then again, cluck calls and yelp calls may also be used to recall a flock of hens. And gobbler yelps may be used to recall a flock of gobblers.

The hunter also has to remember that scouting is the key for separating flocks. So, he needs to determine their food source and locate this area. Then, he can check for tracks and droppings. He can also look around water holes and roosting spots. And once he has found the signs, he can go to the hunt area to wait for them. The best time he can use these Fall Turkey Hunting Techniques is during the late afternoon or just before sundown. These birds, after being alone all evening, will be very eager to come together at sunup. On the other hand, flushing them off their roosting spot at sunup is also a good option.

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