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Tips for Hunting Spring Turkey

Every spring, countless hunters venture into the forests in search of wild turkeys. Regarded as one of the most demanding hunts, turkey hunting offers a rewarding challenge. Here are some invaluable tips to enhance your lifelong enjoyment of this thrilling sport.

Target Recognition

Being 99.9% certain isn't sufficient. Ensure beyond doubt that you've identified your target as a turkey with a visible beard.


Exercise caution when utilizing a gobbler call. The noise and movement could potentially draw the attention of other hunters.

Dress Defensively

Wear full camouflage attire from head to toe to ensure complete concealment. Partial camouflage leaves areas vulnerable to resembling turkey features. Exclude colors like red, white, and blue from your attire, as red is commonly associated with a gobbler's head and blue with a hen's head, making you easily identifiable.

Calling Position

When choosing your calling spot, avoid concealing yourself so thoroughly that you lose sight of your surroundings. Remember, minimizing movement is crucial for success, not absolute invisibility. Opt for a position that offers a wide background, at least as broad as your shoulders, and provides complete coverage from head to toe, such as a tree with a trunk wider than your body to shield your back. Avoid small trees that won't conceal slight hand or shoulder movements, potentially mistaken for a turkey by another hunter. Ensure you have a clear 180-degree view in front of you to maintain awareness of your surroundings.

Signaling an Approaching Hunter

Avoid gesturing, shifting, or imitating turkey sounds to notify other hunters of your presence. Stay motionless and use a loud, distinct voice to announce your presence to approaching hunters.

Using a Decoy

When deploying a decoy, ensure you position it away from your direct line of fire to prevent any confusion if another hunter mistakes it for legitimate game. While traversing through the woods, completely conceal your decoy with camouflage or fluorescent orange to prevent it from being mistaken for a live turkey.

Hunting Strategy

Avoid stalking wild turkeys. The likelihood of getting within shooting range is low, while the risk of accidents is heightened. Minimize movement for safer and more efficient turkey hunting.

Bringing Home the Goods

After successfully harvesting a bird, secure a fluorescent orange vest or band around its body with the wings folded in before relocating. Depart the woods using the most open route available.


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