I am fairly new to hunting Turks so I want to get a couple good ones under my belt first. But I look forward to trying. Won’t get to hunt them at all this year as I just moved states and won’t have residency in time.
All I have ever hunter is Merriams, I want to try and expand some day. Where are you looking at going?I want to try and do a Merriams hunt soon. Living in Ohio, it's the travel time that's the challenge. Suppose I could fly somewhere, but would really like to get one mounted, if I was successful. Would prefer a diy hunt over an outfitter, but going somewhere blind it can take a few days to figure out a new location.
that would work just fine. You can kill a tom just by staking a fan in the ground. You should see the frankenchicken thing my dad killed a few birds over
I have one and it works well. I made a few adjustments. One, cut the beard down, so it looks like a Jake. A Tom decoy will scare off many younger gobblers. Second, I use real tail feathers from a turkey in place of the artificial fan. It comes with a piece of plastic you can put feathers in and attach it to the decoy. Finally, works best with a hen. Place the gobbler decoy 10 to 15 feet behind the hen, like it's following her. I have shot toms off the top of thst decoy, trying to spur it to death ha.
Well I have only hunted in CO. And MT. Both states have lots of public and good numbers in places. You are hunting mountain birds, so lots of elevation and can have some snow and cold weather. Central MT is covered up in birds.I was thinking South Dakota or Nebraska. Seems like both have a fair amount of birds and public land. Anywhere you recommend?
If I was going to bring a single decoy with me it would be my DSD jake. They work very well and there is always the chance you will get a nice show when the tom starts to attack it.