Public Land Turkey Hunting: Tips and Strategies


Turkey hunting can be a challenging and exciting sport, but it may seem daunting to hunt on public lands. However, with the right strategies and preparation, you can successfully hunt turkeys even on public land without facing too many difficulties.

Scouting the Area

One of the first steps in turkey hunting on public land is scouting the area beforehand. Look for signs of turkey activity such as droppings, feathers or scratching in leaves. You can also use trail cameras to identify areas where turkeys frequent during different times of the day. This information will help you plan your hunt accordingly.

Choosing Your Hunting Spot

After scouting out potential locations, choose a spot that offers good cover and visibility while remaining hidden from turkeys’ view. A tree or bush big enough to conceal your entire body is ideal for coverage while still allowing for optimal visibility if birds are approaching from multiple directions.

The Right Gear and Calls

Having appropriate gear like decoys, camouflages clothing, calls i.e., diaphragm or slate call(s), blinds (portable) etc., are all essential elements required before going out into the woods to try your luck at bagging some wild gobblers! Invest in high-quality equipment that suits your needs best – don’t forget this part!

Safety Precautions

Finally but most importantly; make sure you follow all safety precautions when hunting on public land: Always carry an orange hat/vest whenever moving through dense forested areas so that other hunters are aware of your presence & never ever assume another hunter isn’t around just because they aren’t visible! Remember always better safe than sorry 🙂

With these tips in mind, you should now have a clearer idea about how to prepare for successful turkey hunting trips next time you go out onto public land. Remember to scout the area, choose your hunting spot carefully and equip yourself with the right gear and calls. And lastly always be extra cautious when it comes to safety while on Your Hunting Trip! Good Luck out there hunters!