2016 Wisconsin Turkey Hunt - Week 5
Does lightening strike twice?? TRS Pro and Appleton West Store Manager Matt Tratz takes to the woods again during week five of the 2016 Wisconsin Turkey Hunting Season looking to fill another tag.
With a late start to the morning, Matt is able to slip into his spot right at sunrise and just in the nick of time before the birds fly down from the roost. A key to Matt's success is always using the terrain to his advantage, no matter the hunting situation. This hunt was no different for Matt as he stayed close to the newly leafed out trees to avoid any shadows or silhouettes on to the field he was hunting.
Like what a lot of late season spring hunters experience, most of the birds in woods have been called to several times, so being too vocal is sometimes a bad idea. Instead, Matt relied more heavily on the visual aspect of hunting turkeys with his Avian X Life-Line 360 system. Turkeys, especially Toms, can become smart to decoys regardless of how realistic they look. Sometimes all it takes it a little movement from your decoy to draw them from their strutting zone to in range of your weapon.
Another great self-filmed hunt by Matt and another turkey down for the 2016 season! Be sure to share all of your success stories with The Reel Shot by visiting us on Facebook or one of our two Appleton locations!