Turkey hunting is an exciting and thrilling activity for many hunters. While most people prefer to hunt turkeys in the early morning, afternoon turkey hunting can be just as fruitful. Hunting turkeys during the afternoon requires a different approach and tactics than morning hunts. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to turkey hunt in the afternoon.
Scouting is critical when it comes to successful afternoon turkey hunting. You need to identify where turkeys are feeding and roosting during the day so you can set up your blinds or decoys accordingly. Take time to walk around your hunting area before your hunt and look for signs of turkey activity such as tracks, droppings, feathers or scratches on trees.
Camouflage plays a vital role in any successful turkey hunt. Choose camouflage clothing that blends well with your surroundings while keeping comfort and mobility in mind. Since you’ll likely be sitting still for long periods of time, dress appropriately with moisture-wicking materials that keep sweat away from your body.
Placing decoys strategically is crucial when it comes to setting up for an afternoon turkey hunt. Place them closer together than you would during a morning setup because turkeys tend not to travel far distances once they’ve landed after flying down from their roosts.
When using calls while hunting turkeys in the late afternoon, start with softer yelps or purrs rather than louder calls used earlier in the day since birds may still be less vocal at this time frame but don’t forget that they will become more active as sunset approaches due to habits like feeding before their evening roosting routines begin.
In conclusion, if you’re looking forward to trying out an evening Turkey hunt, these tips should help you succeed in your endeavor. Remember to be patient and persistent, and don’t give up if you don’t see or hear any birds right away. If nothing else works but waiting around for a while until it’s time to start calling again just remember that sometimes the best hunting is done when least expected!