Hunting where turkeys are supersedes all gear and every skill, nothing can help you unless you hunt near birds. On this episode I explain how to find a great spot to hunt gobblers be it on public or private land.
- Turkeys need food, and occasionally take a drink as well.
- Turkeys love three main habitat features; open hardwoods, cover, and grassy fields.
- If you hunt where turkey’s want to be and spend their time you will have drastically more success than if you just hunt random areas.
- Turkey’s are upland birds, so focus your search on places that are dry and support good tree growth.
- Whenever you are hunting you should also be scouting, trying to determine where your next hunt should be.
- Turkeys are perhaps most visible when flying up to a high tree to sleep, if you can catch a glimpse in the evening you have found a spot.
- Birds can move quite a bit of distance in a day, but they often roost in the same areas, look for roosting evidence.
- Every time of day has its advantages for scouting. Try scout early in the morning to listen for gobbles, or mid day to look for ground sign, and late in the day to see them going to roost.
- Listen to the episode to learn how to find a great turkey hunting spot.