Turkey hunting gives you the opportunity to provide a great hunting experience in a controlled setting. You can sit directly beside your “student” to direct them — and prevent any major screw ups. You’re right there to ensure safety and offer encouragement and inspirational advice.
Spring turkey season also shines because your target, wild turkeys, are plentiful from coast to coast. Most hunts can take place minutes from home. Thanks to the outstanding efforts of organizations like the National Wild Turkey Federation, you can likely find a turkey adventure within an hour or so of most population centers.
That means your hunt will likely not require complicated and advanced planning like a backcountry adventure might. You can schedule impromptu hunts based on suitable weather forecasts. Dodge the rain and hunt on sunny days when gobblers love to strut and young students won’t get wet, cold, and discouraged. A sunny day adds to a memorable experience.
If your hunting app does signal a rainy day, use the convenience of a ground blind to still get out. Stake the blind on the edge of a field where turkeys like to forage and wait, high and dry. Birds could stroll by at any time, but be especially alert if the rain stops and the son pops.
How to Hook a Hunter With a Turkey — Ron Spomer Outdoors is written by Mark Kayser for www.ronspomeroutdoors.com