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Author Topic: Preparing for spring turkey season  (Read 1358 times)

Offline Pure Instinct

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Preparing for spring turkey season
« on: January 20, 2016, 10:40:16 AM »
Here is an article I wrote up about how I prepare for spring turkey season.
http://www.pureinstincthunting.com/how-to-prepare-for-spring-turkey-season/
What do you think?

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Preparing for spring turkey season
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Offline ligpd

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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2016, 12:33:40 PM »
Sounds like a great approach. Maybe because that sounds a lot like what I do. LOL

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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 02:07:05 PM »
Sounds like a great approach. Maybe because that sounds a lot like what I do. LOL

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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2016, 12:54:49 PM »
Nice article well planned and laid out. You covered it very well. Thank you.
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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 01:43:59 PM »
Good article.

I always try to set up such that if another hunter tries to shoot my decoys I will not be in the line of fire i.e. directly behind them.  Easier said than done in thicker areas.

I've spent a lot of time in the car practicing mouth calls. Makes boring rides go by fastr
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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 02:26:32 PM »
Very nice read. Sounds pretty much like what I do every year before the season. Pre season is a must to locate birds before opening day. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2016, 11:43:04 AM »
Good article.

I've spent a lot of time in the car practicing mouth calls. Makes boring rides go by fastr

I do the same but it's good to practice outside in the elements as well..

Thanks everyone for the kind input as well!!

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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2016, 05:12:26 PM »
nice work. i'm still 3 months from turkey in WI. that is if I get drawn. I haven't even thought about it yet.
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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2016, 10:52:36 AM »
nice work. i'm still 3 months from turkey in WI. that is if I get drawn. I haven't even thought about it yet.

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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2016, 06:43:35 AM »
cant wait for spring turkey season the only thing I don't like is when people call to the turkeys from their vehicles before season to "practice" their calling skills. come on may for ny turkey season.

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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2016, 04:53:30 PM »
WI was actually on the ball this year. I got my draw confirmation today!!! now I can start thinking about turkeys. there should be good numbers this year
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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2016, 07:26:31 PM »
Here is an article I wrote up about how I prepare for spring turkey season.
http://www.pureinstincthunting.com/how-to-prepare-for-spring-turkey-season/
What do you think?
Enjoyed the article, thanks for sharing.  Agree with everything you wrote.  It would be impossible to include everything though to fully cover the topic - you just have to get made a fool of a few dozen times by old Tom to learn some of it on your own.  Personally, I struggle with call volume.  I like diaphragm calls, but I have a bad tendency to be too loud unless I really focus on keeping it down.  I'm gonna try to use hand calls only this year to see if I can improve my success, even though I know I will take the risk of more motion with the hand calls.  My volume is a plus on windy days, but a lot of times I get birds working but have them give up on me way out of range.  One of the wise old turkey chasers I have hunted with in the past suggests that the birds hear my call & start coming, but based on the volume they assume I'm much closer & eventually get suspicious (or hook up with the real thing in the mean time).  Will give the softer approach a serious try & see if it helps.
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Re: Preparing for spring turkey season
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2016, 09:33:04 AM »
Here is an article I wrote up about how I prepare for spring turkey season.
http://www.pureinstincthunting.com/how-to-prepare-for-spring-turkey-season/
What do you think?
Enjoyed the article, thanks for sharing.  Agree with everything you wrote.  It would be impossible to include everything though to fully cover the topic - you just have to get made a fool of a few dozen times by old Tom to learn some of it on your own.  Personally, I struggle with call volume.  I like diaphragm calls, but I have a bad tendency to be too loud unless I really focus on keeping it down.  I'm gonna try to use hand calls only this year to see if I can improve my success, even though I know I will take the risk of more motion with the hand calls.  My volume is a plus on windy days, but a lot of times I get birds working but have them give up on me way out of range.  One of the wise old turkey chasers I have hunted with in the past suggests that the birds hear my call & start coming, but based on the volume they assume I'm much closer & eventually get suspicious (or hook up with the real thing in the mean time).  Will give the softer approach a serious try & see if it helps.

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I'm glad you enjoyed it, yes it is a subject I could go on and on about but try to write shorter articles to keep the reader interested.  Check out the new flextone turkey calls, they are easier to call with and adjust volume versus a box call and hand movement.  I started using the flextone calls last year and had tremendous success with them.

 

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