Where should I sit when hunting a turkey?

The rule is to sit at the base of a tree wide enough to cover you from behind for safety, break up your outline and give you support to lean against. When you find a likely tree, sit down and determine how well you can see in front of you. Sitting on the ground decreases your field of view by yards.

How long should you sit while turkey hunting?

It’s tough deciding when enough is enough. If I’m in a good spot, I discipline myself to sit for at least 30 minutes, more if I feel confident. That’s not to say that if you’d given it one more minute, you’d have killed the bird that sneaked in on you, but staying longer is better than leaving too soon.

When turkey hunting where should you sit to protect yourself?

Protect your back.

  • Sit with your back against a large tree, rock, or other large natural barrier.
  • Shields you from unseen hunter approaching from the rear.
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Where do you aim when hunting a turkey?

The most effective firearm shot for a turkey is to the head and neck. The preferred shot angle for bowhunters is broadside, aiming for the heart or lungs.

What should you not do when turkey hunting?

10 Dumb Turkey Hunting Mistakes

  • Stand When You Should Sit. Patience kills turkeys, the old saying goes. …
  • Sit When You Should Walk. …
  • Walk When You Should Leave. …
  • Leave When You Should Stay. …
  • Call When You Should Shut Up. …
  • Shut Up When You Should Call. …
  • Shoot When You Should Wait. …
  • Wait When the Turkey Is Leaving.

How often should you call turkeys?

Call every few minutes, and act like a disinterested hen going about her daily routine. Moving also helps in such situations, because turkeys rarely sit and yelp in one place for long.

How early should you be in the woods for turkey hunting?

Most states allow hunting a half-hour before sunrise so be in the woods early. How early? Get to your setup site at least 30 to 45 minutes before shooting light.

How long should you wait between turkey calls?

I think a good rule of thumb is at least 10-15 minutes. This will seem like hours. If he is gobbling a lot, I will call more. If you can tell he is coming, by closer gobbles or visual, don’t call, let him come.

What colors should you not wear while turkey hunting?

Never wear red, white, blue, or black, the colors of a male wild turkey. Dress defensively, and wear hunter orange when moving in the turkey woods. Never stalk turkey sounds or attempt to sneak up on wild turkeys. Always call the turkey to you.

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What is the best and safest way to carry a turkey out of the woods?

Carry your turkey out of the woods in a bag or wrapped in blaze orange cloth.

What to do after killing a turkey?

In the rush of sweet moments after killing a wild turkey, it’s sometimes hard to catch your breath.

9 Things You Should Do After Killing a Turkey

  1. Check Your Shotgun’s Safety. …
  2. Unload Your Gun. …
  3. Give Thanks. …
  4. Tag Your Turkey (If Required) …
  5. Shoot Photos. …
  6. Take Care of the Bird.

How far can I shoot a turkey?

My generic answer: 20-35 yards. The payload stays baseball tight with shots taken at under 20 steps, and misses are more likely, especially with that serpentine turkey head juking around. Then again, the swarm of pellets begins to open up when shot from farther out, especially beyond 40 yards.