Which season do you prefer? The gobblers are more active in the spring but there is something wonderful about being out in the crisp cool autumn morning calling turkeys! Let me know which and why. Thank you
Never really targeted them in the fall. I am too busy deer hunting. However, I would not hesitate to shoot one with my bow if one walked by and the fall season was open. I don't ever see or hear them though, so i think it might be a tougher hunt.
I have never hunted turkeys in the fall, so I don't have anything to compare it to. Besides just generally loving turkey hunting, I like hunting turkeys in the spring because there are not many other hunting options during that time of year. As long as I can keep getting my other big game licenses regularly, I doubt I will take the time to exclusively target turkeys in the fall. However, last year, I did come across some turkeys in my area while archery deer hunting. Since archery deer season does overlap with fall turkey season in Colorado and the area where I deer hunt is OTC for turkey, I will probably get a tag for just in case.
You can effectivly call in the fall but it is more than just sitting down and calling. You need to "bust" up a flock so it involves moving around so you can run into a flock of birds. Try to startel them but good so birds fly off in all different directions. Then blind up wait for things to calm down and start calling. The birds will want to get back together.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.