Turkey season, springâ€™s best game in town, is once again upon us. We start with high hopes, but I wonder how many of you are going to be sniveling with excuses at the end of the season? Over the years I have heard â€™em all: The turkeys were henned up. They wouldnâ€™t come to a call. You didnâ€™t hear many gobbles. You just donâ€™t think the turkeys were there.
Trust me, I know all of the excuses because Iâ€™ve used them myself. But the truth is, itâ€™s pointless. The birds are there. And yes, they can definitely be tough to hunt even where plentiful. If they werenâ€™t, it wouldnâ€™t be worth the time to hunt them. Weâ€™d go fishing instead. But you can still kill them, even when they are henned up, even when they donâ€™t gobble and even when it doesnâ€™t seem like they want to come to a call. Follow these tactics and youâ€™re guaranteed to fill a tag or two.
For more turkey hunting tips and tactics, check out the April-May issue of Petersen’s Hunting.