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Fall Turkey Hunting Tips

October 17, 2011  

Turkey Hunting Blind

A 3-sided turkey blind and ghillie suit will keep you concealed while on the move.

If you’re used to turkey hunting in the spring, there may be a few strategies that you need to change up for turkey hunting in the fall. Even though turkeys are turkeys, they respond differently in the fall, at a time when mating calls raise suspicion rather than excitement.

Set up your ground blind within 100 yards of where the birds are roosting early in the morning. Since turkeys have excellent sight and hearing, you’ll need to be extra careful not to make any noise or get too close. When the turkeys start calling, take your cue from the calls they choose. Mimic their calls. Hens are more vocal in the fall, while toms are more vocal in the spring turkey hunting.

Turkeys stick together when feeding, and if there are several groups of birds nearby, they may all flock up together. They generally use the same trails for moving from roosting to feeding areas, so take note of these trails during scouting trips and for subsequent hunting days, if you are hunting multiple days.

Staying mobile is part of the game. If you’re hunting from a ground blind, don’t be afraid to pull up stakes and move if you think you chose the wrong spot. A 3-sided Body Block Ground Blind is ideal for turkey hunting, since you can set it up and take it down in a matter of seconds. For stalking, consider a ghillie suit for full body camouflage on the move.


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