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Turkey Hunting tips

March 23, 2016
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Contrary to popular belief  you don’t have to be the best turkey caller in the woods to put a wily old Tom in the freezer. I am a terrible turkey hunter, yet I have managed to shoot my fair share of turkeys over the years and most of them with my bow. And why is that? Mainly because I take the time to pattern turkey as I would with deer. Turkey for the most part have a very predictable routine which can be broken down into 6 phases of the day: Morning Roost, Fly Down, Display, breeding, Seeking, Evening Roost

Morning roost: Finding roosting birds in the dark and setting up close to of Just Outside their Fly Down Areas gives you the perfect chance to intercept them.

Display area: look for signs of strutting if you find a large are full of strutting sign you can bet sometime after fly down they will show up here and start putting on a show for the ladies typically this is around 7-9:30am

Breeding: usually the toms will impress at least one or two ladies and will stick close by them as they feed.. So look for areas of heavy feeding sign and hen feathers

Typically when the hens are done Feeding they will head to nest this is when the tom begins Seeking for love somewhere else check water hole and good feeding areas if you find hens still out in a about this is a good place to set up shop and call.

Evening roost: if you cant call that gobbler to come in put him to bed and game plan for the next morning.. Drive roads and get out and gobble or make owl noise to see if you can locate turkeys roosting.


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John Stallone Marketing Director: The Hunting Channel Host of Days in the Wild Content coordinator: for The Outdoor Insiders Field Editor for Earned DIY journal  Facebook Twitter Instagram I am the marketing Director for The Hunting Channel, a National pro-staff shooter for Mathews, Swhacker, trufire, Sneek Tec, Bow IQ , cogburn and Gold tip as well as many more . I am a outdoor videographer and writer in the hunting industry. My program is viewed over  4million x monthly, I am a published outdoor writer and have over 4 million views on youtube and receive traffic upwards of 65 million each year on my video clips. I have completed my whitetail slam and currently working on my super slam. My TV show was voted viewer’s choice for 2014 on Carbon TV and I have been successfully producing shows for over 11 years. Here is some of my video work: Chevy :Mathews, Tenzing Swhacker Broadheads, Cogburn    Here is a sample of my Hunting Show My books: The Whitetail Hunter’s Blueprint The Secrets of Hunting Western Game  Some of my accolades:  Featured in Tom Miranda's book rut hunters  Certified Deer Steward from QDMA and Clemson University Certified Wildlife Manager from Penn Foster Master Degree from Colorado State in Rangeland Management and Ecology   Some more about me:  1981 first deer hunt 1990 first deer with a bow 1996 won first archery tournament 1998 Received a Bachelor’s of Science from Grand Canyon University 2001 Started shooting Mathews as Pro-shop field staff 2002 Became chief of Infield testing for Huntech Inc 2004 started The Hunting Channel online 2004 Published First article in Midwest Whitetails 2005 Started TV Show Days in The Wild 2006 Release 1st book The Ultimate Guide to staying Scent Free 2006 Enter # 11 pope and young by spot and stalk Antelope 2007 Started Market My Hunting Business 2007 Started THC’s Tip of The Week 2008 Released  2nd Book The Secrets of Hunting Western Game 2008 Began The Hunt Fit Program 2009 Released 3rd Book The Whitetail Hunters Blueprint 2009 Began The Hunting Channel Blog 2013 Completed Master’s of Science Rangeland Management and Ecology 2013 Was awarded  The Whitetail Slam 2013 Was featured in Tom Miranda’s book The Rut Hunters 2014 Became Field Editor for Earned Magazine 2014 -2015  Days in The Wild awarded Viewer’s Choice Carbon TV 2015 first to Harvest a Florida Mt. Ibex with a bow on film 2015 Became The Content Coordinator for The Outdoor Insiders