Wild turkey season has arrived in Michigan. The Winchester Life crew is joining forces to trick turkeys into strutting into sight. After Paul Sawyer sets the tone by dropping a tom with Winchester Double X ammunition, the group looks ahead to the afternoon sit.
Catching sight of a gorgeous gobbler as it struts between the oak trees is a surefire way to get every turkey hunter’s blood pumping.
But before outdoorsmen take aim, preparation is paramount. Location and landscape are key variables that affect an approach. It is vital to take other hunters into consideration when hunting on land that is accessible to others, primarily public land. When transporting turkey decoys, for example, it’s important to keep the decoys covered. If another hunter is in sight, it is best to shout in a loud clear voice to make your presence known.
Some tactics can be more safe on private land, but should be avoided on public land. To sneak up on a flock of turkeys during the Michigan hunt, Chris Keefer held a turkey tail fan. The concealment strategy in this scenario was well thought out by the Winchester Life crew. They were familiar with this piece of private ground, keeping safety in mind at all times.
Safety is key. By taking precautionary steps, hunters can eliminate potential confusion and ensure safe tactics are utilized in every scenario.