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#3128430 - 01/17/13 01:47 PM New to turkey hunting
mjackson
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Hello, I plan to take my sons turkey hunting this year but I have never been. Does anyone have any tips for a first timer? Thanks for any info.
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#3128569 - 01/17/13 04:01 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: mjackson]
deerhunter10
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dont over call. I suggest a slate call I think they are best for all people. and shot gun choke and shells and your be good. also watch videos on calling thatll help you out. its very fun hunting! goodluck
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#3128573 - 01/17/13 04:06 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: deerhunter10]
sellsman11
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#3128599 - 01/17/13 04:41 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: sellsman11]
Spurhunter
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Scout your place thoroughly in the 2-3 weeks leading up to opening day. Know where they like to roost and where they like to go when they fly down. It's very hard to call a turkey somewhere he doesn't want to be. A ground blind and comfortable chairs goes a long way when hunting with kids. But, if you don't have a good idea of the areas the birds are using you won't know where to set it up.
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#3128601 - 01/17/13 04:43 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: Spurhunter]
Spurhunter
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Also, turkeys aren't like deer. You can set a blind up at lunch and kill a bird out of it that afternoon. Unless they see movement, they don't see it as a threat.
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#3129497 - 01/18/13 11:43 AM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: Spurhunter]
skillet
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A good box call, pop up blind, and patiences. What area are you in?
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#3129545 - 01/18/13 12:17 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: skillet]
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where are you located? id be glad to help you out if we are close to one another...
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#3129860 - 01/18/13 05:09 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: REN]
mathews338
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keep in mind that midday is one of the best times to be out there. i've killed more birds around lunch than any other time.
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#3129895 - 01/18/13 05:36 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: mathews338]
Gravey
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Depending on how old your sons are a blind is the ticket. My almost 10-year old killed his first and only turkey 2 years ago out of one. A turkey could care less how long its been there and will pay it no attention. As for calls get a slate call and start practicing. Find out where they roost and where they want to go and you'll be ahead of the game. Most importantly have fun and good luck.
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#3139171 - 01/25/13 03:25 PM Re: New to turkey hunting [Re: Gravey]
buckhunter42
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dont forget to pattern the shotgun also let son shoot also so they know what to expect when trigger is pulled on a bird.....also good shot placement on bird.....good luck
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