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Old 09-27-2011, 04:06 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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I am going to hunt turkey this fall hunt for the first time and need some tips. I have camo and a good call.....
what's the best location to find them? Wooded? beech ridge....???
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:03 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Scout first to find out where they go during the day. If you can, go out in the evening to see where they're going up to roost and be there in the morning before daylight.

Dress warm. It gets chilly sitting perfectly still in the frost.

I sit in the brush at the edge of the field and call, or someone calls for me. Wish I was going! There isn't a fall season in my zone yet.
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:11 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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not many fields around here.....how about wooded areas??
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Old 09-29-2011, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Are you seeing turkeys there? If so, it's worth a try. They're roosting in trees somewhere. They eat acorns so look for oaks. In the spring you can hunt til noon but in the fall you have all day to look for them.
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Old 10-08-2011, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Dade City, Fl.
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Do you have to wear hunter orange for turkey hunting??
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:08 AM
 
Location: West in the winter, north in the summer
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I believe you should ask IFW on the legalities of orange and such. Best tip would be to go and scout.
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:08 AM
 
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I am going to hunt turkey this fall hunt for the first time and need some tips. I have camo and a good call.....
what's the best location to find them? Wooded? beech ridge....???
If i remember right, if you take a left in abbott, past traftons store (headin north), then go til you run out of telephone poles, take a left and on that road, their are a few fields on the right up a ways

id sit at the edge of that field and call....always keep in mind where the shot is going to fly, and what direction you want to shoot in

some of those fields may have a camp road going down in the middle of it- drive down see if anyone is there (if they are, ask)
the camp road will go only as far as kingsbury stream
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Do you have to wear hunter orange for turkey hunting??
No, which makes it dangerous. People on opposites sides of a field have been shot because they couldn't be seen. A friend called and got an answer further down the field. He called again and got another answer. It was another hunter. He probably didn't know he was answering a person. We moved.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Destrehan, Louisiana
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No, which makes it dangerous. People on opposites sides of a field have been shot because they couldn't be seen. A friend called and got an answer further down the field. He called again and got another answer. It was another hunter. He probably didn't know he was answering a person. We moved.
If someone shoots without seeing a bird they are an idiot. Rule 1 is to never shoot without knowing what you're shooting.

Turkeys have great eye site and that's why you try and blend into the area you're hunting in.

busta
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Maine
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If someone shoots without seeing a bird they are an idiot. Rule 1 is to never shoot without knowing what you're shooting.

Turkeys have great eye site and that's why you try and blend into the area you're hunting in.

busta
That's right. Now put that together. You see a bird in the field but because someone blends into the treeline so well, you might not see them.
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