Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby cut_un » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:19 am

My scouting is divided into two times, first,scouting the property I plan too hunt! I do this in late Feb-early March. Boots, too the ground! Naturally looking for turkey sign but mostly looking the turkey woods over! Seeing if any major changes over the winter happened,anything that can cause a bird to hang up, new fences, blow downs overall, checking the woods out! I do this mid days letting the birds have early morning,fly up time. Beginning April, will be scouting the turkeys themselves, listening for gobbling,if possible, get a bead on what way he goes after fly down but mainly, want to have as many birds located by the opener! I do very little calling in my scouting trips, ole crow will be the only call in my pocket! Also, not a big fan out of riding the road, stopping and calling...... I like to walk and listen! Just my way, what's yours?
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:47 am

I'm the same, back in Jersey do a lot of scouting just riding and glassing from the roads.

I never call to them before season with a turkey call. Will sometimes use an owl, crow or dog whistle but no reason to call to them in my opinion.
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby tomcbigbucks » Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:49 am

Being new down here in VA I need to get some boots on the ground looking for sign!! Will be out some Saturday, =Sunday looks like rain again :( :(
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby cut_un » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:31 pm

Same here! BUT..... I'm grounded for a week or two! Wife had Rotator Cuff surgery two days ago....Will be hanging tight at home for a while!
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby 55project » Wed Mar 06, 2019 1:51 pm

Most of my hunts are up state Pa around 4 hours from home. So i like to get there on a sat night sleep then scout all day Sunday and Hope they are close to where i know they SHOULD be . And since where i go i almost never seen another human, i pretty much will sneak around thru-out some of the days after the am sit. I think i have more fun just running and gunning and seeing what's out there rather than the actual hunt.
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby cut_un » Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:42 pm

Most all my happy hunting grounds (shared lands) are within 1/2 hr. from my house...Can keep a pretty good eye on the turkeys!
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby ted b » Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:34 pm

Drive by and word of mouth no a lot of different people mail man ups and fedex drivers. Plus snow geese guides there out every day looking. Plus passed experience on my travels


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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby cut_un » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:20 pm

Nice, we are in a hot bed of turkey hunters! If someone sees anything...mum is the word! We have almost as many hunters as turkeys....... Spots holding turkeys are hard too get permission too hunt!
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Re: Turkey Scouting, your thoughts??

Unread postby ted b » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:25 pm

Talk to mail man they are everywhere


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Unread postby bigcitybowhunter » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:49 pm

I like to drive through farm land in Pa and NJ and look for birds in the fields.
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