Turkeys are constantly in search of food. On this episode I talk about the simplest, easiest, and cheapest ways you can draw gobblers toward a property with food and the types of habitat that produce turkey food naturally.
- Most turkey food plot mixes and plans focus on creating food in the fall, which does not impact the spring hunt much.
- Come spring time, birds are looking for whatever they can find, and it can take very little to create an attraction then vs. any other time of the year.
- Left over mast like acorns can draw birds but this is not a consistent spring hunting strategy.
- Clearings and low grass will attract bugs and grasshoppers that are favored spring meal items for turkeys.
- Creating clearings without even planting can draw birds, depending on the surrounding habitat.
- Clover is a great, easy, and cheap spring food plot idea that grows back every year at the right time.
- Cover provides protein and good bug habitat in the spring. It requires no tilling, and a weed whacker is often all you need to create exposed soil.
- A clearing or clover patch that is as small as 1/8th of an acre can be enough to make a difference.
- Turkeys will travel for food, especially in the spring. If you can give them food and some cover, you can influence bird movement patterns.
- Listen to this episode for more details and strategies.