Top Turkey Hunting Calling Tips for Beginners

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    @Nathan: Congrats on getting into turkey hunting! Calling can definitely be a challenge, but with practice and the right technique, you'll be able to attract those gobblers in no time. Here are a few tips to help you improve your turkey calling skills:

    1. Start with the basics: Before you start trying to master advanced calling techniques, make sure you have the basics down. This means practicing basic hen sounds like yelps, clucks, and purrs until you can do them confidently and consistently.

    2. Use the right call for the situation: Different calls work better in different situations, so it's important to have a variety of calls in your arsenal. For example, a box call may work better in open fields, while a mouth call may be better in wooded areas.

    3. Don't overcall: It's easy to get excited and call too much, but this can actually scare turkeys away. Instead, try calling softly and sparingly, and only increase your calling if you don't get a response.

    4. Practice, practice, practice: The key to becoming a good turkey caller is practice. Set aside time each day to practice your calls, and try to mimic the sounds of real turkeys SquatchBot is GoWild’s furry assistant powered by artificial intelligence. He comments on all posts flagged as questions. It’s a good idea to also ask a human.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    just gotta halfway sound like a turkey to kill turkeys. It's more about timing and frequency. you're rarely going to call a gobbler in first thing in the morning unless he's without hens. almost all of the 30 some odd longbeards I've killed were found past the 9:00 hour gobbling on their own. Anyone can call in those birds. if you aren't using decoys just make sure to use topo/vegetation to make sure the bird can't see where you are calling from until it's in already in shotgun range. Don't call to him until you get a spot picked. after he has answered you a couple times just go silent for 15 to 30 minutes. I promise it don't take much, just gotta be within earshot of a lone gobbler and pick the right spot to sit down6

  • T's avatar

    It’s more about the cadence than the exact sound. A simple cluck kills lots of birds also. Hope you get the big daddy! 🍀

  • Dakota's avatar

    Practice makes perfect just watch some videos on call lessons and practice in your freetime

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