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New to Turkey hunting #5934169 09/18/15 05:05 AM
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I've never hunted Turkey before, but I have 20-30 hitting my feeder regularly. Should I try an ambush hunt or put out decoys and try calling?

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Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565] #5934247 09/18/15 11:36 AM
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It is more difficult to call turkey in during the Fall hunt, although not impossible, and decoys do seem to help a little. That said, I have accidently walked up on them in the Fall, had them scatter, then used a kee-kee call to get them back in to me. Personally, for highest probability of success, I would suggest the ambush approach in the Fall and calling in the Spring hunt. My 2 cents!

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Ambush in the fall.


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Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565] #5976872 10/14/15 01:57 PM
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What is "ambush"

I have called them and rifle shot them but new to the fine art of turkey hunting

See a bunch of them on my lease in the fall but they disappear about a week before gun season

Spring is pretty dependable

Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: ndhunter] #5977080 10/14/15 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted By: ndhunter
What is "ambush"

I have called them and rifle shot them but new to the fine art of turkey hunting

See a bunch of them on my lease in the fall but they disappear about a week before gun season

Spring is pretty dependable


Find a spot on your lease where you know that the turkey travel towards food or water and sit and wait for them and then "Ambush" them when they pass by.


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Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565] #5992662 10/25/15 01:29 AM
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Got one with my crossbow. I knew where they where roosted and I knew which way they would fly down. Pretty easy after that.


Re: New to Turkey hunting [Re: bigjoe8565] #5992896 10/25/15 03:38 AM
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Agree, ambush in the fall, call in the spring. Take time to find the roost, if you don't disturb it they will not move usually.


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