Turkey hunting cold front birds can be slow. Again turkeys are not going anywhere and their breeding cycle continues regardless of the weather, although gobblers and their activity can slow almost to a stop during cold snaps.
How cold is too cold for turkey hunting?
Wildlife is used to the cold. It may be a chilly 35 – 40 degree morning; however, that is a great deal warmer than a month prior when it was in the 20’s. So, it may be cold to us but it is warmer for them, in comparison. I find that a cool, crisp morning really gets the birds to gobbling good.”
Do turkeys gobble after a cold front?
Re: Cold fronts and turkey hunting
I have seen a cold front later in the season cause an increase in gobbling and activity, but it seems to slow them down before the average daytime temperature gets into the 70s.
What kind of weather is best for turkey hunting?
They tend to be the most vocal in mild temperatures—around 60-69°F—and weather that’s too cold or too balmy will slow them down. Just like humans, they prefer weather that is comfortable.
What colors should you not wear while turkey hunting?
Never wear bright colors, especially not red, white, blue or black because these are the colors of a wild turkey gobbler. Watch out for red, white or blue on your socks, t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts, hats, bandannas, etc. Wear dark undershirts and socks, and pants long enough to be tucked into boots.
Do turkeys gobble less when it’s 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.
How does fog affect turkey hunting?
A heavy fog will cause the turkeys to hang on the roost longer; much like rain and snow. However I have noticed that even though they may sit on their limbs longer they will gobble more. You can use the fog to your advantage. Fog can cover and conceal your approach as you move in close to the roost.
What does a cold front do to turkeys?
Hunting turkeys in a cold front tend to be quieter and almost call shy. With the colder weather they will be in bigger flocks instead of lone Toms, so it will be in your best interest to get as close to the roost as possible.
Will turkey 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.
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 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.
Can turkeys smell human scent?
Like most birds, they only have a couple hundred taste buds, which is about 9000 less than a human. This means turkeys have a pretty limited palette and are only able to sense flavors like sweet, sour, acid and bitter. Their sense of smell is equally weak.
What colors do turkeys see?
As we have stated, turkeys have great eyesight. They can see you from much farther away than you can see them. They can see red, green, blue, and UV, giving them better color eyesight than humans. Their ability to see greatly diminishes at night.
Can you wear black while turkey hunting?
Never wear red, white, blue or black clothing while turkey hunting. Red is the color most hunters look for when distinguishing a gobbler’s head from a hen’s blue-colored head, but at times it may appear white or blue.