5 Turkey Calling Sins
Before you begin calling gobblers this season, keep these five turkey-calling sins in mind to avoid frustration or, worse yet, an unfilled tag.
1 CALLING TOO MUCH. Over-calling is a bad habit. Give gobblers time to respond, and be ready; oftentimes, they approach silently.
2 USING ONE CALL. Hen yelps are great first thing in the morning when gobblers are hot. However, don’t forget to incorporate purrs and clucks into your calling sequences.
3 COMPLACENCY. Sticking with the same call on every hunt will quickly bore a gobbler. Instead, pack multiple calls—box, pot, diaphragm, push-button—to keep gobblers interested.
4 NOT PRACTICING. Practice with various turkey calls during the offseason. Cadence and rhythm are extremely important.
5 NOT MAINTAINING YOUR CALLS. Keep your calls sounding crisp and sharp throughout the season. Add chalk to box calls, and sand the surfaces of your pot calls regularly.