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Turkey hunters on tv are almost always near a large field. The turkeys I hunt wont leave a large stand of oak near their roost.

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  • Turkey hunters on tv are almost always near a large field. The turkeys I hunt wont leave a large stand of oak near their roost.

    Turkey hunters on tv are almost always near a large field. The turkeys I hunt wont leave a large stand of oak near their roost. When do you know when to hunt the field or deep woods in a new area?

  • #2
    It's really pretty simple - go where the turkeys want to be. If there's one piece of information every aspiring turkey hunter should have, it would be that. The best caller in the world with the newest, most realistic-sounding calls won't have much success if they're set up where the turkeys don't want to go, but you can often kill birds without any calling at all by setting up between them and where they're going.
    As far as new areas go, it's worth your while to take a day or two off from hunting and thoroughly scout it, to find out where the birds are and what they're doing.

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    • #3
      Find out where they're roosting. Setup between their roost and feed area.

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      • #4
        huntfishtrap and cjohnsrud covered it well...personally, I think they hunt over fields on tv for the ease of recording...I've always had more luck in the woods(not that you can't kill turkeys over fields).

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        • #5
          Turkeys are not always around fields, they just like big areas where they will be seen strutting. That does not always mean large fields though. Turkeys like to be protected from the wind when the winds are blowing hard. So that might mean in the forest. Also consider where their food source is coming from to locate them.

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          • #6
            I always spend late afternoon and evening looking in open fields and at the edge of the woods if their there I note their direction of travel, I also drive the roads stopping and calling every so often to locate (without a gun in the vehicle!) when you get a reply sit on em and when its close to dusk when they start to roost call again a few times to get a general location, return in the morning & set up close as possible, then at shooting hours start calling em. its not 100% but it beats sitting in a patch of woods not knowing if their even in the same county as you. good luck

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            • #7
              I think JM is right on with the guess that it's more for the sake of camera work. In general, though, turkeys will be in the fields a lot when it's wet or windy (they'd rather be wet than put up with all the noise and decreased hearing and visibility in the woods), and when there are lots of bugs to be eaten, or when it might be their last chance for bugs before cold weather. I've killed several fall birds by hunting on those warm Indian Summer days when the grasshoppers are still around; like cjohnsrud suggested, I set up in late afternoon between the field and the timber where they're roosting.

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