5 Easy Tips For Turkey Calling Success
With that being said here is some advice from a man with decades of turkey calling experience. It also doesnâ€™t hurt that he has plenty ofÂ experience producing turkey calls as well.Â Dean â€œRedbeardâ€ Mundhenke, founder of Madhatter Calls, is considered one of the foremost experts on not just crafting turkey calls, but how to use them as well. Here are the five best turkey calling tips from Dean that you can utilize in the upcoming season to increase your odds of success.
1. Listen To The Hens
After the first week, listen to the hens in the area, if they are vocal then chances are you can be just as vocal. Once they begin to sit, their â€œtalkâ€ becomes less frequentÂ and quieter, and so should yours. Opening weekend is a different story. Most times you can call as much and as loud as you care to, but that doesnâ€™t last long especially not for the old toms.
2. Act Like You Belong In The Woods
In addition to learning the calls of the wild turkey, cadence etc., learn how to act like one in the woods. Donâ€™t go off a hundred miles an hour, calling all the time. Walk slow, scratch some leaves, listen to the other birds. Often times a crow, woodpecker,Â squirrel, or blue jay will give away the presence of the forest king.
3. Let Tom Guide You
Let the gobblinâ€™ tom tell you how to proceed. If heâ€™s hotter than a pistol, cutting off your every call, then enjoy it and hammer him with your skills. If itâ€™s just once in a while, shut up, he knows where you are.
4. Let The Birds Talk
Let the birds go about their roost talk as if you were never there, especially once theyâ€™ve been hunted a few weeks. You might do better with fly down wing beats, some leaf noise. Once he hits the ground, throw him some soft sweet talk and go from there. I find less is more later in the season. They know the real hens are quiet then because they donâ€™t need predators finding the nests. He might just think youâ€™re an old barren hen no worthy of his time.
5. Practice, Practice, Practice
The only real expert in the turkey woods are the turkeyâ€™s themselves. You really canâ€™t make hard and fast rules for there is always one bird that wasnâ€™t in school that day. Best just to spend as much time in the woods, when heâ€™s ready to die, you can crow at him and kill him, until thenâ€¦â€¦â€¦.good luck.
Source: Â OutdoorHub