Many things can make a hunt go south in turkey hunting if one gives up or lets a mishap control the hunt's outcome. After talking with Michael Heffernon about his willfulness to keep hunting, he shared three common mistakes he experienced while turkey hunting. Again, not letting mistakes affect the hunt and continuing to hunt is vital for a successful turkey season.
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All turkey hunters look forward to opening day and the excitement that comes from getting back into the woods after a long winter of sitting at home. Turkey calling skills have been practiced and honed, scouting is complete, and birds have been located. This is your year – the year you’ll harvest a mature gobbler on opening day. At least it can be. Follow these three tips to kick off your opening day with a literal bang!
Plenty of wild turkeys are successfully harvested by bowhunters each spring all over North America, and in many cases, it’s decoys that make it possible.
One of the most drastic changes is the way your hunting area looks. In most locations, these changes happen quickly and are often noticeable from day to day. Perhaps you could see for several hundred yards on opening morning. Today, the area may be in full foliage, limiting visibility.
A turkey vest is essential to being a versatile turkey hunter. A good vest can organize and carry the calls, tools and other gear you'll need for success in any scenario spring gobbler may put you in.