If you can try to make it out until the sun increases, you may see the turkeys getting from the trees and see where they’re heading and try to make it out as soon as the birds are preparing to roost. Seeing the turkeys for these few weeks gives you the ideal place to put your blind or where you would like to sit down on the ground. Should you wind up walking out to where you may want to sit make certain that you clear away all the branches and leaves, so once you do go out you will not have all this sound.
Second tip, ensuring that you are wearing the correct clothing. Some people today believe sitting in a blind way they can wear whatever dark clothes they want but that isn’t the case. You want to be certain you’re wearing the ideal camouflage which suits the foliage around you. When wearing dark clothing from the blind you create a shadow figure whenever you have the windows opened. I know some of you are thinking you do not have the windows open but even once you have them half way opened, there’s sufficient light to make a shadow of you and the turkeys can see that should they look into the blind. Plus wearing camouflage provides you the option to hunt at the blind or on the floor.
Some might ask how many decoys would you set out, well that’s up to you. Some hunters will put out 2 to 4 hens using a jack decoy or a complete strutting tom. Using a jack or tom decoy helps draw into a jack or tom since they don’t need that other bird getting the hens. But ultimately putting the turkey out decoys how you want is what’s important.
Using the ideal turkey calls. There are 5 distinct kinds of turkey calls and they’re the push button call, box telephone, friction/slate telephone, diaphragms/mouth telephone and locator. Push button calls create a sensible yelps, clucks and purrs with an easy push of a button. Box calls are flexible, great sounding and comparatively simple to use. Friction/slate calls are known for their realistic high-pitched sounds which take well over space. Diaphragms/mouth calls permit hunters to generate soft clucks and purrs that can reach high frequencies. They serve as good long range calls. The locator call does exactly what the title says, it finds where the gobblers are. All these calls are great and will take some practice. But in the long run you use what is going to work best for you.
Now that you’ve got the fundamentals for turkey hunting, get out there and begin scouting and practicing on these calls. As always be safe and best of luck.