Turkey Hunting Deer Tactics?

HuntnMoon

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Just wondering, I am relatively new to turkey hunting and I do not hunt the fields I usually find that on public land the fields are overloaded with other hunters and I usually find the birds roosting relatively deep in the woods... This is where I hunt the majority of the time... This year however I have not seen or heard a bird yet in 3 times out and near 20 hours of hunting??? same places I have hunted in the past.. Just wondering if I am looking at turkey hunting the wrong way trying to basically ambush them in the woods, near where I have seen scratchings or where they historically roost?
 

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They turkeys on our lease never roost in same place. Hunting roost sights would not work on my lease. Hunting around fresh scratching is good sign!
 

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My place in Ky you hardly ever get them to come to our grass fields.. They'll roost on us and fly down across the line 90% of the time.

Theres a place in the woods that i could set up at mid day and and probably kill them. But im not a big turkey hunter so never have.
 

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HuntnMoon said:
So the majority of the time I assume you hunt them in the hardwoords not the fields?

Man thats a hard question to answer. Im not being smart A55 but i hunt them where they are. Listen for gobbles, hen sounds, and anything that would clue you in to where they are. I located a gobbler this morning when i heard him flap his wings twice. A turkey is a different animal than a deer. Its hard to just pick a spot and hunt them because i can guarantee if that gobbler is not already wanting to go where you are you cant make him come there.
 

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Thats pretty much what im doing. Thanks for the input muddyboots. It sems like alot of guys I talk to set up on fields, was just wondering if I was doing something wrong.Thats my basic sstrategy, get in early move in to woods quietly trying to not spook them off their roost, even though most places i go into blind, then wait to hear gobbling.If that doesne happen then i begint to move and call softly sometime aroun 9:00
 

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