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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 12:08 PM Thread Starter
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Turkeys and Rain

1st year hunter here. I was lucky enough to fill my first tag last saturday and looking to get another strutter. With the forecast not looking so hot for Saturday morning...any advice or knowledge on how turkeys react to rain would be appreciated. Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 12:23 PM
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Re: Turkeys and Rain

Open areas if possible for various reasons. Also, if you have a blind use it because friction calls (as opposed to a diaphram) work best if you're trying to round up a distant bird in heavy rain if you can keep them dry. If you happen to know that you're in an area where turkeys roost or will definitely be heading, sit tight and call sparingly and quietly.

Called a nice bird in for my buddy yesterday in the hard rain and he was escorted in by two hens who were talking but they were extremely soft and quiet. Not a single gobble all morning in the rain, but apparently gobbling is not a pre-requisite to being shot.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 12:23 PM
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Re: Turkeys and Rain

In my experience they are not that vocal but will be out in the open fields.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: Turkeys and Rain

Hunt the open areas or fields closest to where you know the birds are.

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