I always have seen big flocks of turkeys on the river bottom leading up to my friends ranch between Pueblo and Colorado City. A few weeks ago I was out there trying to call a coyote in and saw four toms on his land and last year on two different occasions saw flocks of at least thirty birds on his land. So, even though they seem to be on the river bottom below his land they do move thru his place from time to time. This has prompted me to buy an unlimited tag this year and borrow my dads box call he bought way back in the eighties when he and I clumsily tried turkey hunting a few times. I been practicing this week with videos on the net and will be giving it a try this weekend and off and on till the season ends if need be. Who knows maybe I'll get lucky being I'm a green rookie in this endeavor, but not for long.
I've been getting pissed with my turkey scouting. Coming up empty so far. Screw the stupid things, I should go elk scouting.
Its kinda funny to hear that, maybe your trying to hard. I seen four jakes this evening, i thought about showing them my Hoyt but they will be bigger next year. I didnt locate my flock of hens so i think a big tom has moved in and is pimping them out, i'll surely show him my Hoyt.
I'll be west of Walsenburg/Trinidad. I drew a good tag forJames M. John SWA as my buddy who drew it just had some hip work done and can't make it. He is trying to get better by elk season so He skipped this spring. So I cashed it in for an OTC, as I found a bunch of jakes & hens last spring, so I am hoping those jakes all grew up now
Gonna try and sling the pointy stick at them, and if no luck there I might have to pull out the boom stick!
When calling coyotes, more often than not they will circle on a target they are
coming into and approach from the downwind side. Presumably they do this in
order to align what they smell, with what they are hearing.
This means that you should always have your downwind side camouflaged and have
an open shooting lane. If the area is heavily covered the coyote could come in
take a look and be gone, with you none the wiser.