Turkey Hunting: How to Set Up for Successful Hunts


Turkey hunting is a thrilling activity enjoyed by many outdoors enthusiasts. However, it can be quite challenging for beginners to get started. Here are some tips on how to set up for turkey hunting.

Research and Preparation

Before heading out into the woods, it’s important to do your research and prepare yourself properly. Make sure you have the right gear including camouflage clothing, a reliable shotgun or bow, calls, decoys and safety equipment such as blaze orange vest or hat. Study maps of the area you plan to hunt in so that you can identify potential areas where turkeys may roost or feed. This will increase your chances of success.


As the saying goes: “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Scouting allows hunters to gather valuable information about turkeys’ movements in different areas before making their actual approach during hunting season. During scouting trips, pay attention to behaviors like strutting display of male birds (tom), hens congregating around food sources or waterholes etc., this will help determine ideal locations for setting up blinds or tree stands.

Sets Up Strategy

Setting up in an ideal location depends heavily on what type of terrain and vegetation present at each site. For example if there’s dense foliage between you and your prey then its better going with ground/blind setup rather than climbing trees which would provide fewer opportunities due to obstructed view range.
Positioning decoys strategically mimicking other birds’ behavior can often lure gobblers within shooting distance; But avoid overusing callers as this can attract unwanted predators instead!

Closing Thoughts

Overall, successful turkey hunting requires careful preparation and execution strategy from beginning until end! With these tips in mind next time when approaching your prized game bird don’t forget – patience is key!