Go Out For a Sunday Drive

Written by Big Game Camera Man on Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Its late February already, I've just witnessed some of the Tom turkeys starting to gobble on the roost.   By mid-March the wild turkey's breeding cycle will begin again, weeks before the hunting season even starts.

You and your hunting partners should plan a Sunday drive, to scout for turkey sightings. My scouting this time of the year is done very early in the morning and always on a bright sunny day.  Those are fantastic conditions to witness the tom turkey strutting and displaying, showing off for the hens.  Remember, AM is best.  I never get out of my truck this time of year. Just a slow Sunday drive.

Carry a  good pair of binoculars and a clip board to record where and when you see the birds. You'll find the turkeys flocked up in large groups now, sometimes 6-10 gobblers together. You will often see them in large open fields sunning themselves, enjoying the late winter temperatures.

The key about this time of year in your scouting is to gather information for the up-coming hunting season.  Keep good records of what you find and where you find it, and you'll be well-prepared to locate that wise old gobbler, outsmart him, and fill out your tag.

Take the month of March for scouting and put in your road work, take advantage of the whole day, don't be afraid to knock on some doors asking permission to hunt.

Now remember, never false-call to the wild turkey, save all that fun for opening day when you put the smack-down on him.

Lots of luck and be safe!

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