Hunting late-season turkeys can be quite challenging. The birds are smarter and more cautious than they were in the previous seasons, which means you need to up your game if you want to have a successful hunt. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some tips that will help you become a better turkey hunter during the late season.
Scouting is crucial when it comes to hunting any animal, but it’s even more important during the late season when turkeys are extra careful. Spend some time scouting for areas where turkeys like to feed, roost, and travel. This will give you an idea of where they’ll be at different times of the day so you can plan your hunt accordingly.
The Right Decoy Set-up
Using decoys can be effective in luring turkeys into range during the late season. However, it’s essential that you set them up correctly. Make sure your decoy looks as natural as possible and place them in an area with good visibility so that turkey sees them quickly.
Calls & Tactics
Incorporating new tactics such as using owl hooters or crow calls instead of traditional turkey calls might surprise gobblers who’ve become accustomed to hearing these sounds throughout early spring.
Another useful tactic is waiting until later in the afternoon before beginning calling sequences; gobblers often move around more towards sunset hours since hunting pressure generally decreases after morning sessions end.
Hunting any game type takes skill and patience – both qualities required for success on a turkey hunt especially given their acute senses heightened by past exposure from earlier months hunting seasons.
By following these tips above while remaining patient with yourself over how much time it might take perfecting certain strategies – rest assured knowing each step gets easier once experienced firsthand!