In the end, you may be able to hunt fall turkeys and deer at the same time. This is especially true for bowhunters. It gets trickier if you carry a firearm, though not in every state. Again, and as always, study your state regulations if yours has overlapping turkey and deer seasons.
Will Turkey keep deer away?
Absolutely not. The deer might be a little more on point, but as to scare off the deer, no. The turkeys are just as apt to be on the alert. Usually the deer are right behind the turkey round roosting time.
When should you not turkey hunt?
Never carry harvested turkeys in the open. Cover with a fluorescent orange vest, or completely conceal from view in a game bag. Never stalk turkey sounds. This could be another hunter calling.
Is turkey hunting harder than deer hunting?
Turkeys are easier. They can be easier to find because they are out during the daylight, they gobble, and most times you can roost them. You can call them to you (sometimes). Deer will come in to grunts or rattling but that is lower percentage than calling in a turkey.
Is it better to hunt turkey in the morning or evening?
Again, mornings generally provide faster and hotter action with vocal birds making it the preferred time to turkey hunt. The problem with mornings is they fade away and turn into afternoon and afternoons don’t always provide the same scenarios.
Do turkeys bother deer?
NO. I’ve seen them together many, many times. Turkeys are so tough to hid from. One day three deer were nearby when 23 turkeys scratched their way through, some of them went directly under me.
How do deer react to turkeys?
No, they are not scared of turkeys, often see them together. They do watch the turkeys, react to threats or predators when the turkeys react to something.
What colors should you not wear while turkey hunting?
Never wear any visible article of clothing into the turkey woods that contains the colors white, red or blue. Not only will turkeys spot you, but these colors are associated with the head of a male turkey, and that can make you a target too.
Why are shooting accident so common with turkey hunting?
Without question, the number-one cause of turkey-hunting incidents is hunters failing to positively identify their target before shooting. The unique nature of turkey hunting explains this problem: hunters dress in full camouflage, hide, and then make turkey sounds to attract other turkeys.
What time should you be in the woods for turkey hunting?
Time of Day: Since Turkeys make their nest in trees and on the ground in wooded areas, one of the best times of day to hunt is first thing in the morning. Get out to your blind early and listen for the yelps, cackles, and gobbles of turkeys as they start in search for breakfast.
Is a Turkey smarter than a deer?
Right. Wild turkeys have a 300º field of daytime vision, offering a nearly complete view of their surroundings at all times. Deer have far better noses though. Both hear with pinpoint accuracy.
Is turkey hunting better than deer?
Now I’m not saying turkey hunting is easy by any means. Killing a wise old gobbler is certainly no easy task and it’s an accomplishment any hunter should be proud of. However turkey hunting, as a whole, lends it self to quicker and more consistent success than deer hunting.
Is spring or fall better for turkey hunting?
Fall turkey hunting gets no love, except from a few hunting outcasts who either run turkey dogs or just want to be contrarian. Spring is where it’s at for turkey hunting, and persuading folks to give the fall birds a real shot is usually a lost cause. …
Why can you only turkey hunt until noon?
One way we try to protect hens in the spring is to restrict shooting hours. The current shooting hours from ½-hour before sunrise until noon are intended to protect nesting hens because incubating hens (hens sitting on eggs in a nest) tend to leave the nest to feed in the afternoon.
Do turkeys gobble in the rain?
Not all wet days affect turkey behavior the same way. Some rainy conditions actually make turkeys gobble more, whereas others shut them up. … On the other hand, a steady rain, especially a cold one, shuts gobbling down and turkeys sit longer on the roost.
How often should you turkey call?
Call every few minutes, and act like a disinterested hen going about her daily routine. Moving also helps in such situations, because turkeys rarely sit and yelp in one place for long.