Hello my friends, well today I went on my second turkey hunt in my life, the first time was with some good friends on one of there friends farm.. It was awesome! although I didn’t get a turkey, I had a blast we saw and herd a lot of toms and hens, but they just didn’t cooperate that day. When I saw that tom strut into the open field and herd him gobble I instantly got turkey fever! I couldn’t shoot, because I had trees and branches in my way and I was afraid if I moved I would have blown my chances if they decided to come into my line of sight. Needless to say they didn’t and it was great calling and just watching them.. It was an awesome day.. I finally was able to take almost 2 weeks off work to get some much needed Turkey hunting done. Today was my first ever turkey hunt by myself, and I didn’t have any luck, I didn’t hear anything or see anything but it was still a joy being out in the turkey woods!! I may be doing something wrong, I was calling a little bit every hour or so and just sitting I don’t have decoys and I am going to get some but do you need decoys? Also the weather was overcast and it did start raining on me a little bit. If there is anyone out there that can give me any pointers I would gladly welcome them..
when you are turkey hunting, and it starts raining, will the toms still come out to calls?? I cut my hunting short today because it started raining and I thought that the toms wouldn’t come out, that they would be bedded down..
Do you need decoys? No, but for the majority of the time they are a great help in drawing birds in to bow range (or shotgun range)
Do toms come to call in the rain? Yes, a turkey will be a turkey in the rain. Look for them in the fields in the rain. They won’t move much if it is raining hard, but they will if the rain stops or is coming down very lightly.
Joined: 6/27/2005 Location: In the evening shadow of oona-pa'is
I try to put up a call sequence every 15-20 minutes… but no more than that. If I know I have a bird in the area, I will putt and small talk a bit and rake the leaf litter in my blind to sound like birds hanging out and feeding.