Late Season Blind Luck? - By Marc Drewek
As we reach the midway point in the 2016 turkey season, there’s still plenty of good hunting yet to come. Late season turkey hunting can be a challenge where you just may have to change your tactics a bit. Hunting out of blinds can still be effective, but the key is to find their roosting and feeding areas.
Remember when you’re hunting out of a blind wear black and not camo. The background of the blind is dark and you want to blend in as much as possible. Also try to brush your blind in as much as possible.
The gobblers may be less vocal late in the season so scouting plays a bigger role. You may also need to be ready to run and gun to get to the birds. As for calling you don’t need to call much or call loud these birds have heard it all by late season. Try some soft yelps in the morning while the gobblers are in the roost. I recommend using a Mini Mayhem box call from EZ Access gear. It’s small and perfect for producing soft calls, but additionally it can also produce loud volume calls on those windy days. Don’t let the weather, bugs heavy foliage deter you from getting out and bagging your turkey.
Hunt safe, hunt hard and respect the outdoors!