10/7/16 Klymit Static V
When the month of April hits, one word gets the blood pumping in our veins and that word is Gobbler! Here are a few tips and tactics to help you jelly head or stick that big ol wary Tom. When I am choosing a setup for my shotgun or bow I find that scouting the birds the day before and putting them to bed is irreplaceable and can give you the upper hand. Find out how many hens your specific Tom has and how many other immature birds are with or around him, this will help you in your decoy set up. If he is alone or just has jakes and hens with him I like to use a Tom decoy to make the threat real of his girls being stolen. If he is alone use a Tom decoy and quite a few hens,make him want to come steal his hens.
If the bird is willing to work make sure you call just enough to keep him irritated and curious. When the moment comes when he can see your decoy you will know whether to call more or less depending on his reaction. Now depending on the type of hunting you choose to do will have you sitting against a tree or in a ground blind, either way you go make sure you are comfortable shooting in the position you will be in. I like to set my pop up blind out in my yard and shoot my bow in all possible shooting positions to prep myself. I also shoot my Broadheads through the screen as well as shooting with the screen up. I like to use either Trophy Takers Shuttle T locks or my favorite to blow a big gaping hole in a turkey is the Ulmer Edge expandable head from Trophy Taker. I hope you can find this helpful and remember we want to see you pictures and hear your stories. Shoot straight!