10 Valuable Turkey Hunting Tips

10 Valuable Turkey Hunting Tips

 10 Valuable Turkey Hunting Tips

Turkey hunting is embedded deep in the typical American lifestyle all over the country. Turkey hunting can be so fun that once you get a taste of how exciting hunting turkey is you will want to go back again and again. 

Since turkey hunting is only possible in short seasons, most hunters will spend a lot of time preparing for the hunting season. If you’re just a beginner, here are few tips that will help you learn how to hunt turkey.


  1. Before you can hunt any turkey, you will have to first find them. The best way to do so is by locating a few areas of a turkey’s habitat. The best way to proceed is to get a map of the area you plan to hunt.
  2. Wave or use a locator call like a crow call, owl hooter, or even a turkey call to get some response. When you hear a gobbler, immediately mark the locator map.😃
  3. You should scout for the best hunting location on foot. Check for signs of the bird’s droppings or feathers or scratches. This will definitely help you in locating a few prime areas. Check along creek banks, mud holes, fence rows, log roads, pastures, and so on.
  4. Another excellent way to prepare for finding locations where turkey usually stay is by using a trail camera. A trail camera is a remote camera that can be placed on a tree or other structure in the woods near your hunting area. When activated by motion, the camera will captures images of whatever animals are roaming around the area. Review of the capture images will tell what animals frequent the area. With the settings on the game camera, you will know what time the wildlife came by the camera. For a complete review of affordable trail cameras, look for a trail camera comparison guide to pick out a camera or two to buy to scout your hunting grounds.
  5. Avoid getting too close to a turkey. Remember that a turkey’s eyes and ears is many times better than a person’s awareness.😇
  6. Camouflage is a must to avoid being seen. Wild turkeys have a keen vision. Some turkey hunters wear a cap, camo suit, gloves, facemask, and a vest with several pockets to carry calls and even snacks. Don’t forget to wear colored socks, because when you sit down you do not want to be visible. Even if you use camouflage, you can still be viewed as an unnatural form in the wild. Movement is your biggest enemy as a turkey hunter. So, you should be very still on your hunting trip.
  7. The best ammunition and shotgun for turkey hunting is the combination that can deliver a hard-hitting and dense patter at about 35-50 yards. You should practice with a target that clearly portrays a turkey’s neck and head area because these are the parts you’ll be shooting at. You should be able shoot at least 5-10 bullets in practice into these vital areas from about 30 yards.
  8. Do not hide in a way that you cannot see what’s happening. Blinds are best for turkey hunters, and can be the best hiding place for you when hunting a turkey. Avoid using gobbler calls as they can be counterproductive at times. In the areas where several hunters are located, you can attract other hunters to you rather than turkeys.
  9. Avoid wearing white, red or blue clothes. They are the colored on the gobbler’s head, which is the main target of turkey hunters.
  10. Avoid shooting a strutting tom. The best shot for you would be once the gobbler is out of his strut. At this time he will extend his neck and look around. This will provide you with a large target area for a shot.

Deer Hunting Tips

Lastly, it’s very important to have patience when hunting a turkey. Sometimes you may have to wait for a very long time, even when these gobblers seem to be coming from a short distance. 

Instead of getting frustrated and moving to some other place, you should sit calmly and take some time so that they can come close and investigate your calls. Having some extra patience to let the gobbler get there will help you kill a turkey more often than you might think!

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