Fall turkey hunting requires a different approach than spring hunting. The birds are more wary and have different habits, but with the right strategies and techniques, you can tag your bird this fall.
The first step to a successful fall turkey hunt is scouting. Look for feeding areas, roosting sites, and travel routes between them. Find areas with good food sources like acorns or other nuts; turkeys love these in the fall. Walk around quietly scanning for signs of turkey such as tracks, droppings or feathers.
Calls are an essential tool when it comes to hunting turkeys. In the fall season, hens may not be receptive to mating calls so focus instead on using yelps or clucks which mimic the sounds of feeding birds that will attract both males and females.
The Right Gear
When it comes to gear for fall turkey hunting, there are a few things you’ll need: shotgun loaded with #4-6 shot shells (any gauge is fine), camouflaged clothing head-to-toe including gloves & face mask plus binoculars because spotting their movement through foliage can be challenging!
To successfully hunt turkeys in autumn one should utilize effective tactics such as ambush by sitting near food sources like oak groves where they feed most frequently at dawn until early afternoon; stalking via silent walking while making mental notes on every move made along paths frequented by flocks; glassing from afar with binoculars when scouting prior to hunts – looking for movement where flock congregates before settling into trees at dusk time.each tactic requires patience&skill so being patient is important during any hunt.
In conclusion,following these tips will increase your chances of success while out chasing wild gobblers this autumn season! Remember that safety always comes first whether you are new to hunting or an experienced hunter. Take your time, stay alert, and enjoy the great outdoors!