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Winter Wild Turkey Scouting: Tips from the North American Hunting Club

Winter scouting for turkeys will set you up for success this spring and it gets you excited for the opener.

The turkey hunter never stops looking for signs and new areas to hunt, much like the deer hunter. Oftentimes, winter scouting pays off for both hunting seasons as they tend to like the same habitat.

Have a look at this quick tutorial on considerations and the importance of continued scouting throughout the winter.

Those are some excellent considerations to best prepare for the spring turkey opener.

Just last week I headed out to some land I had never scouted before and just after a 15 minute walk in the woods, I came on a ton of turkey tracks. Within minutes, I glassed a group of thirty turkeys in a gravel pit inside this woodlot. That will pay off next spring because now I have a new area and one I know that gets no hunting pressure as it is off the beaten path.

Turkeys are grouped up in the winter and constantly foraging to fatten up for spring so it is the optimum time to get out scouting, no too mention that if you get snow in your area, the tracks will stick out like a sore thumb.

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Winter Wild Turkey Scouting: Tips from the North American Hunting Club