Number 1 hunting tip

Turkey hunting tips & tricks that have worked & can help others.
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guesswho wrote: March 1st, 2021, 4:02 pm
Roy wrote: March 1st, 2021, 3:46 pm Take a small blanket for a small nap
What if I want to take a big nap?
Alarm clock :P
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guesswho wrote: May 16th, 2020, 2:46 pm If you hunt in Ohio, don’t hunt where HunterGKS has been hunting.
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Hognutz wrote: March 1st, 2021, 4:20 pmNap..
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+1 on hunting vs. couch surfing
+1 on hunting where they are and not where they aren't
+1 on tactical napping

What got my hunting success turned around was:

1) Throwing out everything I'd read and heard about turkey hunting from other people and learning to observe for myself. That led to. . .
2) . . .Learning to be where the birds are going to be rather than chasing them.

To be more specific, when I got my property in 2001, I started out on the assumption (I'd read it many times) that the best place to start hunting was creek bottoms. Birds liked to water first thing in the morning. Indeed, I had a creek bottom that was filled with roosting birds. It did not help any that I had once seen a gobbler deliberately break through the ice to get to water during a late season bow hunt. I spent the bulk of 3 seasons in that bottom and never did get a bird from down there. I always ended up chasing them back up to the top of the ridge across the span of the morning. I finally tossed all the book learning out and started hanging out on top of the ridge. I filled both tags that year.
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The best tip I can give anyone with any type of hunting is to hunt safe. You can't kill him if you're not able to hunt
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appalachianassassin wrote: March 5th, 2021, 12:24 pm The best tip I can give anyone with any type of hunting is to hunt safe. You can't kill him if you're not able to hunt
+1
Thank you Lord for creating these wonderful birds and allowing us to chase after them.
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ol bob wrote: May 14th, 2020, 9:01 am #1 tip hunt where there are birds, old timer told me this many years ago.
True of absolutely ALL animals we hunt and excellent advise. Can't kill um if they aint there. But just as important can't kill from your kitchen.
In 35+ turkey seasons I have never let snow, rain, lightning, hail or cold keep me out of the woods. I have hunted in every possible weather condition imaginable and have killed turkeys in every weather condition you can possibly imagine.

About 7-8 years ago the weather for the opening day on some good public lad I know of was predicted to be absolutely horrible. Very high sustained winds severe T-storms with very heavy rain AND hail. BUT the storm was also predicted to blow out about 9am and get sunny no wind and 60*. My friend and I donned out Gore-Tex and went and did stand by and ended up getting drawn and being 2 of the only 4 hunters that hunted that day. We were the ONLY two guys who showed for the stand by draw. We both ended up each killing a big ole paint beard Tom together from the same group of four toms out in a field displaying.
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RBMTDJager wrote: April 16th, 2022, 9:52 pm
ol bob wrote: May 14th, 2020, 9:01 am #1 tip hunt where there are birds, old timer told me this many years ago.
True of absolutely ALL animals we hunt and excellent advise. Can't kill um if they aint there. But just as important can't kill from your kitchen.
In 35+ turkey seasons I have never let snow, rain, lightning, hail or cold keep me out of the woods. I have hunted in every possible weather condition imaginable and have killed turkeys in every weather condition you can possibly imagine.

About 7-8 years ago the weather for the opening day on some good public lad I know of was predicted to be absolutely horrible. Very high sustained winds severe T-storms with very heavy rain AND hail. BUT the storm was also predicted to blow out about 9am and get sunny no wind and 60*. My friend and I donned out Gore-Tex and went and did stand by and ended up getting drawn and being 2 of the only 4 hunters that hunted that day. We were the ONLY two guys who showed for the stand by draw. We both ended up each killing a big ole paint beard Tom together from the same group of four toms out in a field displaying.
Third best piece of advice I can give any beginning turkey hunter is try as best as you can to put yourself in the direction the birds are most likely to travel because if you can get between the Tom(s) and the direction he wants to travel your are the best caller you've ever seen.
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My tip is to Learn Different Ways to Call. My suggestion is to learn how to use a box call, a mouth (diaphragm) call, and then one other style of your preference. For example, If a gobbler is approaching and you are sitting at the base of a tree in its visual range, trying to operate a box call will get you busted. This is when a mouth or diaphragm call is gold.
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Don’t go after this one in Ohio. He will be quiet next spring!!!
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A key tip I’ve learned the hard way. Listen to the local ole timers they been hunting that ground for many years they know a thing or two
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After having many chances at killing a gobbler I finally realized that i should load my gun when i get out the truck instead of waiting till the gobbler is in my lap & then loading my gun ! :slap:
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vaturkey wrote: September 4th, 2022, 7:17 pm After having many chances at killing a gobbler I finally realized that i should load my gun when i get out the truck instead of waiting till the gobbler is in my lap & then loading my gun ! :slap:
Facts!
Turkinator wrote: September 4th, 2022, 8:52 am Don’t go after this one in Ohio. He will be quiet next spring!!!
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Unless you like hunting ghosts :LMAO:
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Hoobilly wrote: September 4th, 2022, 7:47 pm
vaturkey wrote: September 4th, 2022, 7:17 pm After having many chances at killing a gobbler I finally realized that i should load my gun when i get out the truck instead of waiting till the gobbler is in my lap & then loading my gun ! :slap:
Facts!
Turkinator wrote: September 4th, 2022, 8:52 am Don’t go after this one in Ohio. He will be quiet next spring!!!2A988740-7878-4CA8-87AC-FC1B0BF701B8.jpeg527B3283-B1B5-46D7-A981-48BE18CD61A8.jpeg527B3283-B1B5-46D7-A981-48BE18CD61A8.jpeg
Unless you like hunting ghosts :LMAO:
Ghost hunting is fun 😂
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Who you gona call?
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