No doubt the Wallhanger TV crew enjoys chasing whitetails in the fall and winter months. Honestly, there is not a day that goes by where we don’t do something that revolves around our love for whitetail hunting. However this time of year a different passion comes calling, the pursuit of wild turkey.
There is something special about being in the woods before sunrise during the spring. A cool, crisp morning when the woods are silent as you wait for the first gobble…well that is just hard to beat.
With turkey season in mind, over the next few days we will be sharing our tips on having a successful trip into the turkey woods this spring. Today we visit with Chad Wall to gain his perspective on “locating the birds.”
1 – Be patient and listen. Yes, this sounds simple, but you would be surprised how many hunters get excited and forget to simply be patient and listen for the first gobble of the morning. Sometimes a turkey won’t start gobbling until they get on the ground, so it may take a few extra minutes of patiently waiting.
2 – The locating call. You can use a crow, owl, or chicken hawk call to locate early in the morning. I only use a turkey call to locate when we are actually hunting. And I would still rather locate with locator call and move in before I start using turkey calls.
4 – Remember sometimes turkeys gobble in the evenings on the roost. That’s a great way to be ready for the next mornings attack.
Putting these four tips into play will go a long way toward having a successful turkey hunt this spring.