5 Turkey Call­ing Sins

Modern Pioneer - - [turkey Fan] -

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.

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