The best time of year to hunt Turkey will also depend largely on what state you’re hunting in, but generally falls between early spring and mid-to-late fall. Time of Day: Since Turkeys make their nest in trees and on the ground in wooded areas, one of the best times of day to hunt is first thing in the morning.
What time should I 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.
What time of day are most turkeys killed?
Time of Day
Many hunters are in the woods before dawn, and most turkeys are killed before 8 a.m. However, turkey hunting after 8 a.m. can be rewarding.
What time of day do turkeys gobble most?
A lot of turkeys, especially old Easterns, will gobble only once or twice in the afternoon, but they’ll come to your calls fast and silently. Afternoon hunting generally peaks from around 2 to 4:30 p.m., but you might as well hunt right up until dark some days. Gobblers love to roost within 50 to 200 yards of hens.
Is it better to hunt turkey in the morning or evening?
Again, mornings generally provide faster and hotter action with vocal birds making it the preferred time to turkey hunt. The problem with mornings is they fade away and turn into afternoon and afternoons don’t always provide the same scenarios.
When should you start calling turkeys?
From my experience, it’s easiest to call in a tom when the real hens aren’t cooperating very well. So taking in the big picture of the entire season, your best luck should come before breeding actually gets going heavy or later in the season when the hens are sitting on their eggs.
How do you find a turkey in the morning?
Hear the Turkey
Using your ears to lock in on a gobbler is often the best route. I hope you like early mornings, because this is when toms sound off the most. It’s ideal to be in the woods a couple hours before daylight to sneak in under the cover of darkness and listen to toms on the roost.
How often should you call turkeys in the afternoon?
Low Key Calling for Afternoon Turkey Hunting
Calling can be a make or break move for afternoon turkey hunting. Don’t overdo it here. I like to call about every 15 minutes or so and keep things light. I typically just cluck and purr, with a few soft yelps thrown in from time to time.
How often do you call when turkey hunting?
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 far can a turkey hear?
In a big field they will hear you from 400 yards. It sounds like you know where they are and where they are going.
What time should you start calling turkeys in the morning?
They respond to calling any time of day but they come to the calling better in the morning at first light. Another good time is between 9:30-11:30am when the gobbler(s) leave the tended hens and seek out other ones. I have had good luck at this time of day by simply giving an occasional yelp or content purr.
How do I get my turkey to gobble in the afternoon?
Here are three strategies to adapt for successfully hunting birds in the afternoon.
- Alter your turkey calling approach. Reduce your calling down to soft yelps and purrs. …
- Match decoys to behavior. After the morning, most aggressive turkey behaviors are diminishing. …
- Run and gun known turkey areas.
Where do turkeys go in the middle of the day?
If you can legally hunt past noon—or simply want to scout—midday is the time to sneak toward loafing areas. Preseason scouting likely uncovered a few select, shady areas adjacent to field edges and feeding zones. Turkeys congregate here to escape the midday heat. Turkeys also spend the midday hours dusting.