I'm new to Turkey hunting and was wondering if anyone can give me some tips and pointers on were to go in Central Oregon to find the birds? I'm located in Prineville and would like to stay as close to home as possible.
If it's not farther than you want, go over by Pine Grove. I see turkey's over there every trip thru. A friend said he saw a bunch over south of Fossil last year. Myself, I don't hunt them. Not sure if I'm supposed to shoot the with a rifle or a shotgun!
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...