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Author Topic: Late season turkey hunting.  (Read 799 times)

Offline los

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Late season turkey hunting.
« on: April 27, 2010, 09:29:33 AM »
Looking for some tips on how to bag a late season tom. Any help would be awsome.

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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2010, 09:56:20 AM »
the only tip I can give you is be patient, get as close to the roost as you can and soon as he hits the ground call to him and intice him over , if he's with hens theymay come over to see who the newby is and bring him along...close to the roost is early before sunrise they sleep heavy but wake need to locate one first.....thats all I have @--0--0117
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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2010, 11:02:58 AM »
Good Luck to you the rest of the season.

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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2010, 10:41:44 AM »
I've noticed the past few years that those wary old toms who stay deep in the woods during the early and mid season tend to come out into more open areas towards the end of the season (like old logging roads, firelanes, etc.).  I think they may be looking for those one or two lone hens who aren't on a nest at the time.  Hope that helps!

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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2010, 07:00:23 PM »
Pattern them like deer and get on their will score.......Mack

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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010, 07:58:15 PM »
Just hang in there it will happen.
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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2010, 08:07:26 PM »
keep after em and hunt em hard @--0--0101
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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2010, 08:32:53 PM »
Well right now I am having trouble locating toms. But I have found that being patient is the key. Late in the season I always go back to place I heard the tom, and set up there and call softly. I lot of times toms come back to where they roosted and if he hears a lone hen calling you can get him to come in. Try it, it works for me, but not all the time.
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Re: Late season turkey hunting.
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2010, 09:27:08 AM »
I've done it only one year, but going on my second late season in May. Now I realize my situation may be different because the turkeys aren't called at till the last two seasons of MN season on the property I hunt. I was successful last year in the evening on May 24th. We use at least three decoys if not one or two more. Usually one jake and the rest are hens. We do a lot of pre-scouting to see where the birds are traveling. We know what trees they roost in and what feilds they are mostly hanging out in. Pay attention to tracks and throw a trail camera up if you can. I don't know if this is how everyone else does it, but we do it this way and have great success with it. Good luck on your late season hunt. 
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