There is an important date we all keep on our calendars – the start of turkey hunting season. With the spring hunting season just around the corner, it’s important to prepare and make sure you’re set up for success. Are you ready? We have three tips that will help you step up your game from last season, which include everything from timing to weather, finding your calling and more.
They say the early bird gets the worm, but the early bird can get the bird:
Timing is everything in life, especially in hunting. Do you have a typical time you wake up to go hunt? Set your alarm an hour earlier this year to make sure that you get out before other hunters and have time to change your game plan if something goes wrong. Even though earlier is better, don’t let that stop you if you don’t make it out before dawn one day. It never hurts to experiment with timing and see what works best for your hunting spot.
Bad weather is for the birds…or is it?
Spring weather can be tricky no matter where you live. One day the sun may be shining and the sky is blue, other days could be foggy and pouring down rain and in the worst case scenario there could be snow. It is important to know what the weather will be like, because of how it will influence a turkey’s behavior. Ideal weather doesn’t mean automatic success when it comes to hunting though. Always check the weather and decide how that will impact where turkeys will be located. In doing this, hunters will have the best chance of succeeding whether the sun is out or not.
Find your calling…bird calling that is:
A turkey call can make or break your hunt, but with all of the options what do you choose? With the Internet, Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s and more, you should be able to find the best call for your hunt. Popular options include mouth calls, locator calls and friction calls. The best turkey call depends on the hunter. Mouth calls are typically affordable and easy to use, which is why this can be ideal for a junior hunter. Locator calls are compact, easy to use and can locate gobblers from far away. Friction calls are extremely durable with a wide range of sounds that withstand poor conditions. There are many types of calls available, which is why going to a store can help make the best decision.
We hope that these tips have you looking forward to turkey season. Get your turkey recipes ready, because when timing, weather and your calling come together, it should end up a successful spring season.