I estimate that over ninety percent of all turkeys harvested are killed in the morning. I am no field biologist, nor an expert, I am just your good, ole average turkey hunter. From my experiences, mainly focused in the southeast, the turkeys generally gobble during two different times of the day. One is in the morning, and the other is right before they fly up on the roost. However, there is another time that they gobble, but I will get to that later. Anyways, the whole point of this article is to give a few pointers for turkey hunting in the evening.
In order to be successful when turkey hunting in the evening; one must understand one important piece of information. That bit of information is that turkeys graze, feed, or travel towards their roost. So in the mornings, the go wherever and then make their way back to the general area where they roosted. So be sure to start learning a few of their common roosting sites. It would be a good idea to setup on or around these areas in order to increase your chances of success.
The next step is simple and you have probably heard it a thousand times. Call about every thirty minutes. When a turkey hunter is sitting there in the woods, it is really hard to lay off of the old slate or diaphragm call. However, how many times have we all heard that less is more when it comes to turkey hunting? Folks, these birds can hear you, so there is no real point in raising cane.
The last tip that I am going to give in this article is to be patient and still when hunting for turkeys in the evening. These animals can hear like nobodies business and can see just about any movements that you may make. I cannot tell you how many times I have gotten discouraged due to a lack of activity in the evenings and had a tom sneak up on me while I wasn’t paying attention. Stuff like that will happen and you will be really upset when it does. So just try your best to hunt hard and stay still.
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