Is turkey hunting good in the rain? It definitely can be. Light rain can even make turkeys gobble more.
What weather is best for turkey hunting?
According to research, turkeys are most active at 29.9 to 30.2 inches. General Weather Conditions: As a general rule of thumb, turkeys are most active during calm, clear days in morning and early afternoon hours. Turkey activity generally decreases with bad weather conditions including wind and rain.
What time of day are most turkeys killed?
Time of Day
Many hunters are in the woods before dawn, and most turkeys are killed before 8 a.m. However, turkey hunting after 8 a.m. can be rewarding. Most people leave the woods by 10 a.m. If you have the patience to stay late, there are fewer hunters in the woods competing for available birds.
Do turkeys gobble in the rain?
Turkeys might not gobble much during rainy mornings, but they’ll surprise you some days. During midmorning or afternoon, I’ll glass open areas to locate turkeys.
Where do you hunt turkey when it’s windy?
If the wind blew hard the evening before turkeys will roost lower down in hollows and valleys or at least part way down mountain and hillside slopes. Even if they don’t, this is where they’ll head to once daylight comes and they fly off the roost.
How do turkeys react to rain?
On rainy days, especially cold rainy days, gobblers go quiet. Turkeys will opt to stay in the roost longer. Once they do fly down, they will alter their daily routine. Rainy evenings and mornings can also produce fog.
Do turkeys gobble when cold?
A spike in temperature can also slow gobbling activity. As with cold weather, the change bothers them more than the temperature itself. Gobblers will often sound off at sunrise, during the coolest part of the day. Move quickly to birds you’ve located and work them aggressively.
Can turkeys smell you?
It is often said of turkeys, “If they could smell you, you’d never kill them.” Maybe so, but the senses they do posses are among the keenest in nature, honed by eons of natural selection to ensure survival of the species. Even novice hunters occasionally encounter a “foolish” bird that makes them feel like a hero.
How do you kill a turkey humanely?
Grab the bird’s feet first and let it hang upside down. This calms them as blood rushes to the head. Place the bird in the killing cone. When it’s time to slaughter them, the live birds are shackled upside down on a conveyor belt, paralyzed by electrified water and then dragged over mechanical throat-cutting blades.
How early should I be in the woods for turkey hunting?
Most states allow hunting a half-hour before sunrise so be in the woods early. How early? Get to your setup site at least 30 to 45 minutes before shooting light.
Do turkeys roost in the same tree every night?
No they don’t always roost in the same tree/trees. Especially easterns they tend to move around.