Predators & Small Game
Turkey Tip Contest Winner: Nick Carter
Congrats to Kansas turkey hunter Nick Carter, winner of Round Three of the Realtree Turkey Tips contest. Nick will be receiving a Flex Cam cell phone and camera holder for his winning tip, which will come in handy for filming hunts. Be sure and enter your turkey tip by April 27 for the next round of the contest. The winner will receive a set of P.A.W.S Mini Three "Hands Free" Predator Calls from Wood Wise Products. Click here to make your Turkey Tip Contest submission, and check out Nick’s tip below.
One thing to remember when hunting turkeys is to present your calls and decoys in a unique way. Sometimes I have a hen decoy lying down and a jake decoy about to breed it. Then with your calling, make the hen sound excited! For instance, once you see a tom, do a regular series of four or five yelps. Once you get the tom’s attention and he gobbles or puffs up, yelp faster and more aggressively. That means then hen is getting more excited! It gets them every time! One time I had a tom on the other side of a field and got him to fly right into my decoys like this. I shot him at 17 yards. Try varying your calling and decoys like this, and I promise success will walk your way!