The greatest necessities for having a successful hunt are to plan well and to constantly learn better hunting skills.
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Here are 5 things you should do to have a great season:
Safety Really Is First.
It only takes one small mistake to ruin the rest of your season. It's best to focus on what you’re doing and how you’re doing it:
> Don’t wear red, white, blue or black clothing.
> Use your camo top to bottom.
> Make sure you have 180 degrees of visibility.
> Position yourself behind wide bases of trees.
> Identify with your voice, not your hands.
> Travel orange so others can see you.
Check out your state/province regulations:
Hunting can vary by region. Make sure to review your state/province hunting guides and website for updates.
> USA - Some guides available at eRegulation.com
Find great hunting opportunities:
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service offers an interactive map to find areas where and when you can hunt for various species like turkey.
> This tool will allow you to see acreage, open/closed, and hunting availability
> Uses the Google Maps API - Information will be up to date
Practice your Turkey Calls
Turkey calls are important tools to keep them interested in your area or if you notice a call that may require you to take other actions.Checkout the National WildTurkey Federation’s website for Denny Gulvas’s "Wild Turkey Sounds".
Scout your area
- Timing is everything when it comes to making the correct calls and pulling the trigger. You can be more effective by remote livestreaming with a Spartan GoLive to scout the area prior to arriving to the hunt.
“2020 Spring Hunt Guide.” The National Wild Turkey Federation, www.nwtf.org/hunt/article/2020-spring-hunt-guide.
“Hunting.” Hunting | U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, www.fws.gov/refuges/hunting/.
“Georgia Hunters Prepare for Opening of Turkey Season.” Albany Herald, 16 Mar. 2021, www.albanyherald.com/news/georgia-hunters-prepare-for-opening-of-turkey-season/article_8ca0d3c8-84d3-11eb-acda-33b437d14a7f.html.