Originally Posted by VETERANwalkON
Opens april 15th here. What kind of setup do you use for calls and decoys?
Originally Posted by SHOOT3R USA
Our Spring Gobbler open April 22nd
I've never Turkey hunted before so I have just over a month to prepare. I have no idea where to begin.
What do I need to be successful?
I know I'll need a call, might download some to my FoxPro
Do you really need full camo? I usually hunt in camo pants, a black fleece with a brown vest and grey hat.
Scent control? I don't imagine their sense of smell is all that great.
Is it better to be in brush or near an open field?
You need a shotgun, turkey choke, and turkey load shells. Id recommend nothing shorter than 3" shells. You need a hen decoy, a box call, and full head to toe camo including a face mask and gloves. I suggest getting a pad to set on and maybe a monopod to rest your shotgun on.
Watch some videos online on how to do turkey calls. Its super easy to do with a box call. Turkeys dont have a good sense of smell, but they have supernatural hearing and eye sight. Dont make noise or move when you see one or hes gone.
As far as hunting them, you need to get to where you think some birds are before sun rise and just listen to see if you hear anything. Some people like using an owl hoot or crow call to locate turkeys. If you think you're in the right place (typically near water, hardwood trees, and a food source) go ahead and set up the decoy about 10 yards from you and sit against a big tree. The key is to hit your box call 3 or 4 times and wait to see if you get an answer. Wait 10 min or so between calls if you dont get an answer.
This is a pretty good website: