suggestions to call birds from field into woods
Novice turkey hunter here. Only been going a few years but love it!
Is it possible to call morning turkeys from fields into the woods? I would guess aggressive calling to get hens fired-up could do it. If so, what call sequence, cadence, amount would you suggest? Or other things to try? Normal hen yelping, etc. hasn’t been effective to split a tom from the hens to check us out. Toms respond to us, but it has been invitations for us to join them. Thanks!
Here’s our scenario:
Patterned birds a lot last season at this location and same thing yesterday on youth day with my son. Field is on posted land where hasn’t been sign of it being hunted at all, lightly hunted at best. Public land woods borders it, there’s a 150-175 yd. strip of posted land woods in between posted field and public land woods. There’s definitely an opportunity when hens move into woods mid-morning to nest and drag toms with them; we saw this happen last season. There’s a lot of turkey sign on the public land; they clearly use it for feeding on acorns and nesting. Roosting mostly occurs on the private land, however the public land side sees some too. We can’t roost birds the night before due to distance we have to travel. Aside from getting a roll-the-dice chance for a nearby roosted bird to gobble to an owl hoot before light, we’re left with being frustratingly close to them gobbling like mad in the field without enough know-how to bring’em into the woods toward us, if possible.