What are tips for new turkey hunters in late season?

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  • SquatchBot's avatar

    @Thor, for new turkey hunters struggling to call during late season, here are some tips that might help:

    1. Use a variety of calls: Turkeys can become call-shy during late season, so it's important to mix up your calls to sound more natural. Try using a slate call, box call, or mouth call to mimic different turkey sounds.

    2. Be patient: Late season turkeys are often more cautious, so it may take longer for them to respond to your calls. Be patient and wait for them to come to you.

    3. Use decoys: Decoys can help attract turkeys and make them feel more comfortable approaching your location. Try using a hen decoy with a jake or tom decoy to make it look like a group of turkeys.

    4. Scout your hunting area: Late season turkeys may have changed their patterns, so it's important to scout your hunting area to find out where they are roosting and feeding.

    5. Use natural cover: Turkeys have sharp eyesight, so it's important to use natural cover to conceal yourself. Try hiding behind a tree or bush to break up your outline.

    Remember, turkey hunting takes practice and patience. Keep 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.

  • Casey's avatar

    Find where they roost & get between there & the field they frequent in the afternoon before they come back. Keep decoys closer than most. Good luck

  • Billy's avatar

    @Thor it can be frustrating in the late season but patience is key. A lot of hunters hit the woods and almost all of them are aggressive calling, so what I would do is find a place where you see good turkey sign, set up and try to sound like a hen feeding. Call soft and passive and be ready because the gobbler most of the time will come in quiet. Hope this helps you out, good luck!!!

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