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Offline RidgelandHunter

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i need tips please
« on: October 12, 2008, 12:58:44 AM »
I have never shot a turkey and i have only been turkey hunting once and didn't see or hear anything. i would really appreciate some tips on how to turkey hunt. do i sit on the ground? what kind of calls are good to use? and anything else you know would be appreciated. THANKS!

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Re: i need tips please
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 08:31:23 AM »
To start out you need to scout your area for turkey . First you have to find them , then find out where they roust at night . Then setup on them first thing in the morning , as far as calls find one that you can operate well .  @--0--0101 You may want to get a crow call , toms will answer that call so that you can find them .  @--0--0101
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Offline Turkey_Addict

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Re: i need tips please
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 08:58:33 PM »
Plan on coming to Ky next sprind and I will show you how I do it up here.
If you happen to be in the low country of Sc, season starts March 15, I reckon. Maybe we can trade some hunting.

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Re: i need tips please
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2008, 07:37:38 PM »
There are some good video tapes out there you can view about setup out in the woods.  Make sure you know your local laws regarding how much orange to wear and practice using a call.  I really like the box and slate calls as they are fairly easy.... although I do drive my wife crazy practicing mouth calls  LOL
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Re: i need tips please
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2008, 08:34:36 PM »
just a few tips from iowa ,1. scout a area that you plan on hunting things to look for dusting areas bird droppings turkey feathers .
2. for a new turkey hunter i would start with a slate call very easy to use and to learn . 3. stop in at the NWTF web site and listen to the turkey sounds they have on there . 4. you can hunt on the ground or from a ground blind . 5. good camo is a must , a decoy is pretty much a must , sittin still is also very important . spring hunting is the best time to learn how to hunt these birds . fall is alot tougher even though spring can be just as tough . hope this helps alittle, a little calling is better than calling to much it can ruin the entire hunt . good luck and if you have more questions stop back and ask the gang . good hunting from iowa .. t.g.


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Re: i need tips please
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2008, 08:13:19 PM »
my advice is scout, scout scout. find a spot where turkeys congrgate in the mornings and where they roost. set up in the woods near them not on the edge of the field. call at first light then be quiet. if you hear a gobbler calling call loudly and quickly to fire him up, when he gobbles at every call be quiet and get ready. make sure you are in full camo and i use a small fabric blind in front of me so i can move alittle. be patient and he will gobble to you that means hes looking for you (a good thing) call softly and lightly to coax him in. he already knows right where you are so dont move. put out a decoy left or right of your shooting lane and keep it close say 15 20 yds. it makes a great range mark, if the turkey comes in and sees the decoy he should come over. since your in the woods and not in the field he will be cautious but more comfortabe and thats it. its worked for me 22 times.


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