If you are gearing up to chase gobblers this spring, here are some trusted turkey locator calling tips to help your search.
In the often-discussed realm of turkey calling, most dialogue focuses on hen calls once a Tom has been located. Another skill that can be particularly helpful is turkey locator calling. This skill can be particularly handy, especially if you are hunting a new area or public land where birds tend to get bounced around.
Watch this video a gent put together modeling the three most popular turkey locator calling strategies.
This might not be a professionally produced and filmed video, but the fella’s info is right on.
Understanding the different sounds that can evoke a “shock” gobble can really help shorten the learning curve when hitting a new area. In fact, the vocal nature of turkeys makes the calling aspect half the fun.
There are a number of manufacturers who produce calls to simulate the three calls highlighted in the video. If you’re not skilled enough to use your voice to hoot like an owl, a hoot owl locator call works just as well. A crow locator call also works well and is easy to use. Finally a coyote howler can get the job done, but like other locators might encourage silence from gobblers.
New turkey hunters should note that, as with all calling techniques, turkey locator calling is hit and miss. Typically calling at early morning works best. Don’t be surprised if you let loose on a call and don’t induce any vocalization. Oftentimes mixing up your calls works well. A combination of hen calls and turkey locator calls might be the recipe that seals the deal on your spring gobbler.
Expand your repertoire of turkey calls this spring by adding some turkey locator calling to the lineup. You’ll be glad you did.