Top Ad Widget

Collapse

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

During Youth Spring turkey season, I set up my decoys about 50 yards from a roosting tree I had scouted out the day before. The

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • During Youth Spring turkey season, I set up my decoys about 50 yards from a roosting tree I had scouted out the day before. The

    During Youth Spring turkey season, I set up my decoys about 50 yards from a roosting tree I had scouted out the day before. The turkeys flew down, went behind us, crossed the road, and into an open field. It was raining very hard. Does the weather have anything to do with that?

  • #2
    Weather is just one of the many things that could have caused that reaction. It is possible that the birds knew you were there. Another reason could be that the rain was making so much noise that they were afraid to call and just all around nervous about not being able to hear very well so they went into the field to use their vision as their maine defense. Your decoys may have also scared them. Those are just some of the things that might have happened.
    Good luck, hope you get one. I have to wait untill the 23rd before our youth season comes in.
    Smitty18

    Comment


    • #3
      The one thing to remember that not all presentations will work everytime....calling....decoys....it is not uncommon for birds to leave the roost...and with the inertia of the breeding season first and foremost.... some pre-morning agenda may be in the mix of things. The big thing to remember is something can and will happen -anytime- anyplace- during the spring season.

      Comment


      • #4
        Another thing that is very common is that the hen turkeys will lead the tom away from the competition of your decoys. They want that tom all to themselves. if it is a lone tom, your results may be completely opposite.
        Foxhunter18

        Comment


        • #5
          The three awnsers so far are all good possibility's but i would say that smitty18 is correct several times I have observed turkeys in tw weather conditions when they acted like you described often it was when it was windy but several times I have seen it happen in the rain the turkeys like smitty said probably were just moving to where they felt they were the safest

          Comment

          Welcome!

          Collapse

          Welcome to Outdoor Life's Answers section. Here you will find hunting, fishing, and survival tips from the editors of Outdoor Life, as well as recommendations from readers like yourself.

          If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ for information on posting and navigating the forums.

          And don't forget to check out the latest reviews on guns and outdoor gear on outdoorlife.com.

          Right Rail 1 Ad

          Collapse

          Top Active Users

          Collapse

          There are no top active users.

          Right Rail 2 Ad

          Collapse

          Latest Topics

          Collapse

          • Home Defense
            by jhjimbo
            If you are using your bird gun for double duty of house defense remember to remove the plug. Might as well have full magazine capacity. Also, I have...
            Yesterday, 02:15 PM
          • Pay it forward
            by fitch270
            I'm not sure how much interest this will generate but I figured I'd give it a shot and see how it goes. As a way of saying thanks for the help and entertainment...
            10-18-2020, 01:34 PM
          • Reloading Gear Order
            by fitch270
            I have a bunch of stuff in a cart at Midway and wanted to check with you guys before I place the order. A few things on the cheap side I want to make...
            10-17-2020, 08:31 AM
          • Ruger Oops! Round 2
            by dewman
            Asked girls if they want it. (Mk4 Hunter) No. We want another rifle so we aren't sharing the one single shot. Some phone calls and a pal & me meet...
            10-16-2020, 03:20 PM
          • Who hunts big game with a handgun?
            by Ernie
            Any handgun hunters here?
            Describe your hunting handguns (With Pics!) whether they be revolvers, semi-autos or single-shot specialty pistols.
            10-16-2020, 02:01 PM

          Right Rail 3 Ad

          Collapse

          Footer Ad Widget

          Collapse
          Working...
          X