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#3174317 - 02/23/13 10:51 PM First time Turkey hunter
fourwheeler431
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I have been convinced to try turkey hunting this year and need all of the advice and help I can get. I have a shotgun lined up to use and of course have all of my camo. I'm looking for advice on any of the other items that I might need to get started. I don't have a really big budget to start with so, I'm just looking for the basic items to get started with. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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#3174329 - 02/23/13 11:22 PM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: fourwheeler431]
deerhunter10
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gun, ammo, camo, and go with someone that knows what they are doing. you will learn more from then then anything. you could get a couple of calls to learn on to. slate call mouth call things like that. and a vest. I wouldn't waste any money on decoys. and when you get some calls watch videos on you tube and practice. but I would highly recommend going with someone that knows what they are doing.
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#3174335 - 02/23/13 11:36 PM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: deerhunter10]
hunter0925
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Registered: 01/21/13
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Make sure and pattern that shotgun! Don't ask why I say that so adimately.
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#3174348 - 02/24/13 03:12 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: hunter0925]
BigRod
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Registered: 10/03/07
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Do you have land to hunt on?
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#3174369 - 02/24/13 06:25 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: BigRod]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: BigRod
Do you have land to hunt on?


Yeah that was gonna be my question. If you do then it should be easy to get someone to show you the ropes. Most good turkey hunters would rather call one in vs being the trigger man if he had to choose.
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#3174382 - 02/24/13 06:57 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: fourwheeler431]
Frank G
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 Originally Posted By: fourwheeler431
I have been convinced to try turkey hunting this year and need all of the advice and help I can get. I have a shotgun lined up to use and of course have all of my camo. I'm looking for advice on any of the other items that I might need to get started. I don't have a really big budget to start with so, I'm just looking for the basic items to get started with. Any help or advice would be appreciated.


You are good to go, be sure no exposed shin, face paint or mask of some sort, gloves. One thing ....... carry a good cushion to sit on, and I like knee pads as well. Once I knelt right on a brier and the biggest item "sit still". If you can scout the area you can hunt go check it out a couple of times looking for roost areas. You think an old buck/doe are tough wait until you try these guys. If a turkey had olfactory senses we would never get one (ha).
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#3174408 - 02/24/13 07:50 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: BlountArrow]
BigRod
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: BigRod
Do you have land to hunt on?


Yeah that was gonna be my question. If you do then it should be easy to get someone to show you the ropes. Most good turkey hunters would rather call one in vs being the trigger man if he had to choose.


Yep, I would offer to call, and show you the ropes if your fairly close to me. I have no problem at all doing this

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#3174492 - 02/24/13 10:17 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: BigRod]
fourwheeler431
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Thanks for the advice guys. I have 2000 acres I'll be hunting on in Morgan county. I have several fields/foodplots to hunt around and most of the property has been logged over the last few years,so it is pretty thick in areas.
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#3174504 - 02/24/13 10:31 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: fourwheeler431]
brmaster
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Im sure with that amount of land to hunt, you shouldnt have a problem with help on the hunt
question is, is it all your land or is it a club you are in?
Im not a turkey hunter, although I have thought about it few times, and, yes, I will get to it, just not do it cold turkey, want to do what most have said above.
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#3174539 - 02/24/13 11:20 AM Re: First time Turkey hunter [Re: brmaster]
fourwheeler431
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It is club land,there are not very many turkey hunters though and the few that are really into it hunt during the week.
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