The HuntPosted: March 14, 2012 | |
spring turkey season starts this weekend. i’m off friday so i plan on getting some rest then heading into the forest around 11-12 to map hunting spots. there are 2 basic hunting styles i use: blind hunting, and spot stalking. i’m getting my chair blind friday and my boy from philly wants to learn to hunt, so i’ll be mentoring a new hunter. i bow hunt, my boy will be using liz (my cammo pattern mossburg) and i’ll have to set him up with a blind to run around his tree. the great thing about spring turkey hunts is i don’t have to worry about masking my scent. WINSAUCE.
i’ll find 2 clearings to hunt and i’l try to locate some roosts to spot stalk around 10’ish.
blind hunting- set up blind, sit inside and call birds and try to lure one in. with the bow i need to get them around 40 feet away. with the shotgun you can shoot them from about 60-75 yards away. it’s MUCH easier with the gun.
spot stalking- this shit is FUN. you creep through the forest, i’ll work the mouth call, and try to spot a Tom. once you have a clear/decent shot…..CHOOT’IM!!!!! this is why going in to recon is crucial.
the hunt will be over by 1300. tonight i’ll do a gear check. i’ll need: my blind, weapons, knife and jump bag. oh….you don’t know what a jump bag is. ok….it’s got all the equipment i need to survive in the forest God forbid i get lost/injured. it contains: 3 MRE’s, fire-starting mag-bar, my medical supplies (i’m not going into the details of that), cell phone charger (my phone has a compass and GPS), emergency blanket, 550 cord, a lighter, water purification tablets (my bag is a camel back and holds 3 quarts of water), electrolyte tabs, head-lamp, utility tool, emergency radio/flashlight, and snares for trapping game (but i can easily run-down rabbits if i need). with this equipment i can EASILY survive for a week in the forest. EASILY.
i’ll feature pics of the recon for you guys to show you how to track turkeys.
i have this EXACT owl call.