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Since the mid seventies, I’ve been addicted to hunting spring turkeys. As far as experience goes, I’ve been blessed to spend more than my share of spring days listening for that distant gobble that would hopefully result in a big longbeard strutting within bow or shotgun range.

When I began ‘mulling’ over the topic of turkey hunting tips for this column, I quickly realized there were only about three or four ‘constants’ when it comes to successfully bagging a spring gobbler.

I’ve often said that every turkey hunt I’ve enjoyed was different from the others; turkeys often change their habits from day to day. One day they will be gobbling their heads off, the next become silent. First, it’s important to be camouflaged from head to toe and remain as motionless as possible. Obviously, one must hunt where there are turkeys which requires a bit of scouting with trail camera or looking for dusting areas or droppings or, depend upon information from landowners as to where they see turkeys feeding.



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