Can you call turkeys too much?
Also, many inexperienced hunters are reticent because they’ve heard they’re not supposed to call too much or too loudly to a turkey. As such, they sit in one spot and eke out a few soft clucks once every five or 10 minutes. Then, they usually go home. However, I’ve enjoyed some great hunts with such callers.
When should you start calling turkeys?
When To Call A Gobbler In my view, the best times of the day are right off the roost, then again from about 8:30 to 9:30 when more hens start to leave the gobbler to go lay an egg, and again from about 11 until noon.
Why does my turkey gobble so much?
The Gobble is the classic well recognized mating call of the male (Tom) turkey. The gobble is used to attract hens and send out a challenge to other Toms. However Toms also just love to hear themselves make noise and to gobble in response to external noises.
How far can a turkey hear your call?
Re: From how far will the turkey travel to come to your calls? In a big field they will hear you from 400 yards.
Why won’t turkeys come to my calls?
“If a gobbler has hens near him, he won’t leave them to come to you. That’s a common mistake hunters make,” said Eye. Turkeys will tell you how to hunt them. Hunters need to adjust to the time of the year, and then adjust their calling to fit that.
What time of day are most turkeys killed?
Time of Day Many hunters are in the woods before dawn, and most turkeys are killed before 8 a.m. However, turkey hunting after 8 a.m. can be rewarding.
How do you trick a turkey?
The trick is when a gobbler is coming in and you can see him or you hear that he is right on top of you then stop calling. If you need to do something, scratch at the leaves or purr softly. He will keep coming in looking for that hen until he is close enough that it is too late.
What is a good beginner turkey call?
The most desired call to use for beginners is a turkey diaphragm call, which is also known as a turkey mouth call. This type of hunting call is the hardest to use, so it is recommended that this type of call not be used until one has mastered the use of a box call and a pot call.
What is the best box call for turkeys?
Best Turkey Calls – 10 Highly Effective Box & Pot Calls
- WoodHaven Cherry Classic Friction Turkey Call.
- Primos Ol’ Betsy Slate Call.
- HS Strut Smokin’ Gun Turkey Box Call.
- Primos Hook-Up Magnetic Box Call.
- Lynch Jet Slate Turkey Call.
- Primos 272 Friction Turkey Call Kit.
- Zinc Calls Wicked Turkey Pot Call.
- HS Strut Super Strut.
Can turkeys smell you?
It is often said of turkeys, “If they could smell you, you’d never kill them.” Maybe so, but the senses they do posses are among the keenest in nature, honed by eons of natural selection to ensure survival of the species. Even novice hunters occasionally encounter a “foolish” bird that makes them feel like a hero.